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Easy 15 Minute Lemon Pasta

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This easy 15-minute lemon pasta dish is so full of cheesy lemon pasta flavor. It is one of my favorite quick dinner ideas.

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I love when Kayla and I have a girl's night in while the guys are out doing guy things.

We love it when we have these nights to ourselves because it gives us the opportunity to create new foods like this delicious easy 15 minute Lemon Pasta, and spend some quality time together.

We both were in a pasta mood so I decided to do some browsing and find a delicious new pasta recipe. I came upon a Baked Lemon Pasta recipe from the Pioneer Woman that I knew I could twist and adapt to fit our style.

Of course, if Pioneer Woman recipes are your thing, you should check out my Pioneer Woman Lemon Bars recipe. Here is a round-up list of delicious Pioneer Woman recipes as well.

I loved the flavors of this creamy and delicious Lemon Pasta. I did not bake mine as the Pioneer Woman did and it still turned out fabulous. This one is quickly becoming a favorite in my home.

How to Easily Make This Lemon Pasta Dish

Serve this pasta dish with some crusty no-knead bread and a delicious Kale salad.

This entire meal costs me around $6 to make for the whole family (enough to feed a family of 6-8)! It was filling, delicious and so inexpensive that I will be making this again real soon!

What makes this such an easy dish to make is that there are really no proteins or sides to prepare.

Cook your pasta and make the sauce. Mix together and then dinner is done! But if you want to take it up a notch, finish the dish with a drizzle of La Tourangelle Avocado Oil Spray.

The way the bottles are made, you can spritz, drizzle or spray on your food. It really brought out the flavor in this easy lemon pasta dish.

The Best Cheese for This Dish

Make sure that if you are making this recipe, splurge and buy real Parmesan Cheese. Do not use the stuff in the can. Fresh Parmesan makes this dish taste so much better in my opinion.

So — put on your favorite PJs, put on a girl's movie, and make this for dinner tonight. You will have the best time hanging out and eating a delicious and quick dinner made by you!

What have you made lately? What is your favorite quick weeknight dinner?

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  • Yield: 6 servings

    15 Minute Lemon Pasta

    15 Minute Lemon Pasta

    A delicious and yummy lemon pasta dish that will be on the table in 15 minutes.

    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes


    • 12 ounces of your favorite style of pasta (I used gluten free ziti)
    • 4 Tablespoons Salted Butter
    • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
    • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
    • 1 whole Lemon, Juiced And Zested
    • 2 cups Sour Cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt, Or More To Taste
    • Plenty Of Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
    • Flat-leaf Parsley, Chopped
    • Extra Lemon Juice
    • La Tourangelle Avocado Oil spray (optional)


    1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
    2. Drain the pasta and reserve a cup of the cooking liquid. Set everything aside.
    3. In a skillet, melt butter with the olive oil over medium-low heat. When butter is melted, add minced garlic. Squeeze lemon juice into the pan. Turn off the heat.
    4. Add the sour cream to the butter mixture. Add lemon zest and salt. Stir everything together and then taste. You might want to add some more salt if it needs it.
    5. Pour sour cream mixture over drained pasta and stir together. If the sauce seems too thick, use some of the pasta water to loosen it up a bit.
    6. Move it to a beautiful serving bowl and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.
    7. Sprinkle lemon juice over the pasta one more time if you want to. If you want to finish it off, add a drizzle of the La Tourangelle Avocado Oil Spray.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

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Ashley Lecker

Thursday 26th of May 2022

This looks so creamy and delicious! I bet this would be so good with grilled shrimp on top.

Inger@Art of Natural Living

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

I have been on a pasta kick lately so this is perfect!


Tuesday 24th of May 2022

A delicious dinner in just 15 minutes? I am so in!

The Freshman Cook

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

This looks like a future family favorite! I am looking forward to trying this!

Karen @karenskitchenstories

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

That's a great way to use the spray! Love it!

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