Light & Easy Garlic Lemon Pasta For Two

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This Light & Easy Garlic Lemon Pasta For Two is a delicious date night dinner recipe! This simple spaghetti recipe is one of my favorite pasta dishes of all time!

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Light & Easy Garlic Lemon Pasta For Two

Happy October everyone! Can’t believe that we are already in October. Where has all the time gone?

Today I would like to feature another awesome guest blogger, her name is Carrie and she is the author, photographer, recipe maker, and creative genius behind Frugal Foodie Momma.  Be sure to give her a warm welcome and head over to her site to show her some love! Without further adieu!

 Hello All!  My name is Carrie and I am the creator and recipe developer behind Frugal Foodie Mama.  (You can find out more about me & my blog and where to find me online in that nifty little blurb at the end of this post. 😉 )  I am honored to be hanging out at Joyful Healthy Eats while Krista is taking some time off and celebrating her anniversary this week. 

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I thought I would share with you all my recipe for Light & Easy Garlic Lemon Pasta {For Two}.  I end up making quite a few meals for just my husband & I as my son spends every other week at his father’s, and our baby girl isn’t quite yet eating an entire meal’s worth of food.  This pasta dish is my go-to when I am wanting to make something fresh, quick, and a bit elegant for my husband and I.  What is great about this recipe is that it can also be easily doubled (or tripled even) if you have a few more tummies to fill than just two. 😉
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Light & Easy Garlic Lemon Pasta For Two

  • Author: Carrie Robinson
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 15 minutes
  • yield Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


This Light & Easy Garlic Lemon Pasta For Two is a delicious date night dinner recipe! This simple spaghetti recipe is one of my favorite pasta dishes of all time!



  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • enough cooked angel hair pasta for 2
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, start your water to boil for your pasta. I like to throw in a couple of pinches of salt to my water before boiling.
  2. While the water starts to boil, mince your garlic.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil for a minute or two. Add the garlic and saute 1-2 minutes, just until it starts to turn golden. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Once the water is boiling, throw in your angel hair pasta. It should only take 3-4 minutes to cook since it is a thin pasta.
  5. Drain your pasta once cooked and then dump into a large mixing bowl.
  6. Scrape the garlic and olive oil in the skillet over the cooked pasta. Squeeze in the lemon juice and then toss in the Parmesan cheese and chopped basil. Toss well.
  7. Taste the pasta and then season with salt & pepper to your taste.
  8. Divide the pasta onto two plates and garnish with additional shredded Parmesan and fresh basil, if you prefer.
  9. Enjoy!

Keywords: lemon pasta recipe, garlic lemon pasta, lemon pasta, garlic pasta recipe, garlic spaghetti, simple spaghetti recipe, easy spaghetti recipe, light pasta recipe

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Add some warm, crusty bread and a fresh salad and you have the perfect light & healthy dinner for two! 🙂
Thank you for having me, Krista! Happy Anniversary! 

More of Carrie’s Tasty Creations

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About Carrie

Image of Carrie RobinsonHello all! I am Carrie and I blog over at Frugal Foodie Mama about my life as a stay-at-home mom to a baby and a teenager, my family’s journey to become a little more eco-responsible everyday, and how I still manage to stay a foodie on our one income budget.  Please stop on over and say hi! 



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9 Responses
  1. hani/haniela's

    I’m sure I’d love this. I love easy and tasty made with fresh ingredients plus I have a hard time saying no to garlic.

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      haha.. I’m right there with you on the garlic. Carrie did a great job on this recipe and I can’t wait to try it like you! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Hani!

  2. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Krista, I love the guest blogger series! Carrie, this pasta looks so light and refreshing, thanks for sharing!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      I know me too! 🙂 It’s been a great little break for me plus I’ve seen some super yummy and easy recipes, and who doesn’t want that! 🙂

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