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Lemon Angel Hair

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


  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 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


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the parsley, lemon zest and garlic in oil until garlic is tender.
  • Drain pasta; add to the skillet. Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Top with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 427 calories, 23g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Gretchen
    Oct 21, 2018

    Wonderful side dish. Easy to make.

  • Clark.S
    Apr 10, 2014

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

  • SeranaJayne
    Jul 26, 2013

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  • abreendre
    May 29, 2013

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  • ajvitale22
    Jan 16, 2012

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  • katlaydee3
    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
    Jan 18, 2010

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