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One-Pan Lemon Garlic Spaghetti

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  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 2 Bowls 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Lemon Garlic Spaghetti is a refreshing pasta dish made with delicious spaghetti tossed in a spicy lemon garlic sauce, herbs, breadcrumbs and fresh parmesan. This meal delivers a luxurious flavor with very minimal effort (seriously, like less than 15 minutes!)


  • 4 oz Dry Spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp red chili flakes (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 23 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
  • 45 garlic cloves
  • Handful of fresh basil, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add spaghetti and cook as instructed on the package. While the spaghetti cooks, move on to the next step.
  2. Use the back of a knife or spoon to smash each clove of garlic until it slightly splits. Add it to a small bowl with dried parsley, lemon juice, red chili flakes and a big pinch of salt.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan until hot. Pour over the garlic cloves and chili flakes. Let it sit while the spaghetti finishes cooking.
  4. Drain the spaghetti and pour it into a bowl. Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the spaghetti and mix until combined. Add the breadcrumbs, parmesan and chopped basil. Toss until well combined.
  5. Enjoy immediately! Be sure to leave a review below & let me know what you think:)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian