Lemon Spaghetti

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 399.0
  • Total Fat: 21.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.5 mg
  • Sodium: 178.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 13.5 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    2/3 Cup Olive OIl
    2/3 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 box of dried spaghetti
    1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
    1 tablesoppon grated lemon zest


In a large bowl, whist the oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, 23/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper to blend. Set the lemon sauce aside. (The sauce can be made up to 8 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before using.)

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but still firm to the bite, about 8-9 minuets. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the spaghetti to the lemon sauce, and toss with the basil and lemon zest. Toss the pasta with enough reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, to moisten. Season the pasta with more salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to bowls and serve.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RLGIRL20.

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  • Incredible!
    This recipe is from Giada De Laurentiis' cookbook "Everyday Italian". I LOVE it. The recipe DOES call for 2/3 cup olive oil, but you could probably get by with a lesser amount. It's a delicious recipe either way. I just made it the other day with Orzo and about a 1/2 cup of oil. - 2/2/11

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  • 2/3-cup olive oil?????? - 1/31/08

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