Lemon Pepper Pasta Recipe
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Lemon Pepper Pasta Recipe

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Our home economists cut down this pretty pasta recipe with peppers and lemon from Jolinda Whittle of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania for two to enjoy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 ounces uncooked vermicelli
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 249 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 617mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the milk, cheese and salt; cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted. Drain pasta; add cheese sauce and toss to coat. Keep warm.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, saute peppers in oil for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with lemon peel and pepper; mix well. Toss with pasta mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Pepper Pasta in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p43

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pipsissewa User ID: 8824414 256532
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2016

"Delicious. A more grown-up version of mac and cheese. easy, too. I added a bit of lemon juice for a little more lemon flavor, otherwise made as is. Try this recipe, you won't be disappointed. Serve with the Grilled Teriyaki chicken that it is also in the photo, which is also yummy."

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