Pioneer Woman's Baked Lemon Pasta

Pioneer Woman's Baked Lemon Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 321.7
  • Total Fat: 17.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.5 mg
  • Sodium: 405.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 12.6 g

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Tweaked her recipe a bit to lower the fat content. Still not low-fat, per se, but delicious!

Photo by Pioneer Woman
Tweaked her recipe a bit to lower the fat content. Still not low-fat, per se, but delicious!

Photo by Pioneer Woman

Number of Servings: 8


    12 oz whole wheat thin spaghetti (ronzoni healthy harvest)
    2 tb smart balance 50/50 butter blend
    1 tb olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 lemon, zest & juice
    2 c reduced fat sour cream
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 c grated Parmesan cheese
    1/2 c chopped parsley
    2 lemons for additional juice


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook spaghetti until al dente.

In a skillet, melt butter blend with olive oil over LOW HEAT. When butter is melted, add minced garlic. Squeeze lemon juice into the pan. Turn off heat.

Add sour cream and stir mixture together. Add lemon zest and salt. Taste, then add more salt if necessary. Pour mixture over drained spaghetti and stir together, then pour spaghetti into an oven safe dish.

Bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes. (Donít bake too long or the pasta will dry out.)

When you remove it from the oven, squeeze a little more lemon juice over the top. Top generously with Parmesan cheese, then chopped parsley. Give it a final squeeze of lemon juice at the end.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHEZDISHMAN.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My roommate and I loved this! Nearly came to blows over the leftovers! - 12/22/10

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  • Very Good! You don't see many creamy pasta dishes with this few calories. My kids gobbled this up! Wasn't the best pasta I have ever eaten, but it was very good! Reminded me of the Old Spaghetti factory noodles with brown butter & mizathra cheese. :) Except this was lemony! - 8/24/11

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  • This is a great dish! One of my favorites to serve. To make this more of a main dish, I added some green and yellow summer squash. The leftovers were great right from the fridge, too! - 8/8/11

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  • Very good! love the flavor combinations - 8/5/11

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  • I love this dish, I just typed in the ingredients modifying and using 1 c of sour cream and some chicken broth and less parm, but yours isn't much more than my way,so I will stick with yours. This is one of my favorite dishes, ever--and the parsley makes such a difference! Thanks for entering it. - 11/9/10

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