Sunday, June 26, 2011

Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta

some days i just crave a big bowl of pasta at the end of the day. i love a nice, creamy, garlicky angel hair. there is something about the thin as straw angel hair that i love to twirl and gobble up.

this dish comes together quickly for an easy weeknight meal. you could easily add broccoli, peas, and/or chicken to this pasta to make it a one pot meal. the yogurt gives it creaminess without the fat, so go ahead and splurge!

Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta
serves 2

4 oz angel hair pasta
1 tsp unsalted butter
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs minced garlic
juice of 2 lemons
salt and pepper to taste (i use garlic salt)
1/4 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish, if desired
1 tbs chopped basil
1 tbs chopped italian parsley

cook pasta according to package directions. meanwhile, heat butter an oil in a large skillet over medium heat. add garlic and cook, stirring frequently for 2-3 minutes. add lemon juice, salt and pepper. reduce heat to low. when pasta is finished cooking, drain and save 2 tbs of cooking liquid. add yogurt to skillet and add pasta water to thin. add cooked pasta to skillet and toss well to coat. sprinkle in parmesan cheese, basil, and parsley and serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I've never tried using Greek yogurt with pasta before but it was delicious. Of course, not as delicious as cream, but I felt much healthier eating it. :) And the tang went well with whole wheat pasta.

    I love it when you give new takes on basics!


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