Lemon Angel Hair Recipe
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Lemon Angel Hair Recipe

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I serve this time-saving treatment for angel hair pasta gets loads of flavor from lemon and Parmesan cheese. A hint of garlic and flecks of fresh parsley add interest, too. This simple side dish is so versatile, it also could accompany chicken, fish, seafood or pork.—Meg Mongell, Plainfield, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 427 calories, 23g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the parsley, lemon peel and garlic in oil until garlic is tender.
  2. Drain pasta; add to the skillet. Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Top with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Angel Hair in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p14

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Clark.S User ID: 7756542 56118
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"I found this dish to be really dry. The flavor was interesting. I guess maybe I need to broaden my palate."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 118983
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"This is excellent, quick and simple. I served it with the turkey Florentine on the same page, but it could be a side dish for many different entrees."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 56652
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"Very light and flavorful, a good compliment for many meals."

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