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Lemon Pasta with Spinach

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
Healthy spinach, garlic and lemon combine to coat angel hair pasta for a lovely side that’ll freshen any meal. —Charlene Anderson, Bonney Lake, Washington

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023

Lemon Pasta with Spinach

Prep Time 25 min
Yield 6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the spinach, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to skillet; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 184 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.