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Parmesan Basil Spaghetti Recipe

Parmesan Basil Spaghetti Recipe

This light and lemony pasta side dish is from Greenfield, Wisconsin's Sarah Briggs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.