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Lemon Pasta

This Lemon Pasta is budget friendly, creamy, tangy and ready in just 10 minutes. So easy to make with simple ingredients, you wouldn’t believe it is vegan and you can do this with so little effort. Kids friendly, family approved a keeper with fresh flavor that the whole family will enjoy.

Lemon Pasta rolled on a golden fork, lifted out of the pan.

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Ingredients for the Lemon Pasta on a wooden board.

Why you should try this easy pasta recipe 

Making this Lemon Pasta from scratch is even easier than you might think, because you get:

  • step by step pictures: so you see and know each step beforehand and get the best result you deserve.
  • impressive results thanks to the combination of using lemon juice and zest
  • a meal on the table in 10 minutes using leftover, precooked pasta

My recipe is also budget friendly, and great for big batch cooking and meal prep. 

Frying the garlic in olive oil in a small pan.

What you need for this creamy Lemon Pasta

  • cooked pasta (leftover is amazing)
  • lemon juice
  • lemon zest

 

  • coconut milk
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • vegan parmesan

Adding freshly pressed lemon juice and soy cream.

Lemon sauce is mixed with vegan parmesan.

How to make Lemon Pasta

In a skillet or casserole, heat olive oil. Add sliced garlic and fry for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and zest. Repeat with the coconut milk, then bring to a cook again at medium heat for another minute.

Give the vegan parmesan to the sauce and stir well. Season with salt and pepper.

Finally add cooked pasta to the lemon sauce and cook for 4 minutes more. Serve the Lemon Pasta on plates or in bowls.

Leftovers can be stored covered and will last for around 7 days.

Precooked pasta is given into the ready lemon sauce in the pan.

Can I freeze Lemon Pasta?

Yes you can freeze this, but keep in mind to use leftover pasta that is just cooked al dente, which means the texture should be spot on, not over cooked.

When you do so, you can go straight ahead and freeze this lemon pasta after cooling in individual freezer bags or bigger airtight containers for around 4 months.

Mixing the pasta with the sauce and topping with basil.

I recommend to thaw completely before reheating in a casserole on the stove. Do this on low heat and carefully increase to medium heat.

Alternatively you can use the oven. To do this, preheat to 170°F and warm lemon pasta slowly in an oven safe dish.

Last but not least add pasta to a microwave dish and make it warm in your microwave.

View on the Lemon Pasta with mixed in basil.

Variations for this Lemon Pasta recipe

Add herbs like, basil, parsley or chives.

Use extra vegetables: like peas, spinach, broccoli, asparagus.

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View on the Lemon Pasta with mixed in basil.

Lemon Pasta

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Lemon Pasta is budget friendly, creamy, tangy and ready in just 10 minutes. So easy to make with simple ingredients, you wouldn't believe it is vegan and you can do this with so little effort. Kids friendly, family approved a keeper with fresh flavor that the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pasta, cooked (use gf, if required)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup coconut milk full fat
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • Vegan Parmesan (my recipe)
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a skillet or casserole, heat olive oil. Add sliced garlic and fry for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and zest. Repeat with the coconut milk, then bring to a cook again at medium heat for another minute.
  2. Give the vegan parmesan to the sauce and stir well. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Finally add cooked pasta to the lemon sauce and cook for 4 minutes more. Serve on plates or in bowls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540Total Fat: 15.9gSaturated Fat: 1.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 5.3gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 13g

Lywanda

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Great! Made your vegan Parmesan recipe too. Delicious. I added fresh, rough chopped basil (like the picture?). - delicious!

Florian

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Hi Lywanda! Thanks so much for your great feedback and making it. Glad it was such a big hit. I hope you'll find lots of more recipes to try. 😊

Kiely S Lammers

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

I am not vegan. Can I use dairy parmesan with coconut milk or will that be a weird mix?

Florian

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Hit Kiely! You can, but the result will be different. Let me know what you think.

Dolores

Saturday 24th of July 2021

I made this tonight. Very delicious.

Florian

Saturday 24th of July 2021

Thanks for your great feedback and making it, Dolores. Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? Your experience is so helpful for other readers. Thanks so much.

Angie

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Thank you for sharing your recipe. My family and myself loved the lemon pasta, perfection!!!

Florian

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Thanks for making it and your amazing feedback, Angie! Glad to hear it was a big hit with your family. Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? Your experience is so helpful for other readers. Thanks so much. I hope you'll find lots of more recipes to try.

Stephanie

Saturday 12th of June 2021

I made this with the vegan Parmesan and since there was no measurement I used it all (using the recipe you linked) but my pasta sauce came out really thick! Was I only supposed to use some of the Parmesan?

Florian

Saturday 12th of June 2021

Hi Stephanie! You can use whatever amount you like and want. It really depends on your preferences for a thinner sauce use less. Hope that helps.

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