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Parmesan Basil Spaghetti

 Parmesan Basil Spaghetti
This light and lemony pasta side dish is from Greenfield, Wisconsin's Sarah Briggs.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 3 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. In a small custard
  • cup, combine the oil and lemon juice. Microwave on high 20 seconds.
  • Stir in the basil, salt and pepper. Drain spaghetti and place in a
  • serving bowl. Add basil mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with
  • Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving: 3/4 cup equals 276 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 377 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.