A simple plate of pasta coated in a tangy, savory Parmesan lemon sauce is the perfect, easy dinner recipe made in less than 20 minutes!
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Easy pasta recipe, Lemon pasta, Parmesan lemon pasta
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Servings 4- 6
Author Alida Ryder
500g (1lb) pasta of your choice
1cupcream(heavy / whipping cream)
2tbsp sour cream
2tspfresh lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
½cupgrated Parmesan cheese (use a vegetarian alternative if preferred)
1tbspfinely chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente.
While the water comes to a boil and the pasta cooks, make the sauce.
Melt the butter in a pan set over medium heat.
Add the garlic and allow to cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Pour in the cream, sour cream, lemon juice and zest.
Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
Reduce the heat then add the Parmesan and parsley. Stir in then season to taste with salt and pepper.
Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking water. Add the pasta to the sauce, along with a few spoonfuls of pasta water and toss until the pasta is coated in the sauce and the sauce is creamy. You might need to add more water as the pasta absorbs the sauce and the sauce thickens.
Serve scattered with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan.