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The easiest, most delicious lemon parmesan pasta you will ever make. I’m completely obsessed!

We make some variation of this pasta once week to be honest. It’s so simple and so satisfying, and goes so well with any pasta shape, veggies on hand, and protein of choice. We personally love it with asparagus, broccoli, or zucchini and shrimp or salmon. It’s light, fresh, and full of flavor.

Plus, you cannot beat how easy it is to make! It’s a 20 minute meal or less, and the perfect weeknight or Sunday meal.

lemon parmesan fettuccine on a plate with a fork

I have not made this with any dairy free replacements, but let me know if you do! It’s always helpful to other readers ๐Ÿ™‚

I keep this recipe as is, and I recommend it to get the best results! The only change I sometimes make is adding a splash of heavy cream after the wine if I have some on hand and want it extra creamy ๐Ÿ™‚

I also always add extra black pepper. My favorite with pasta dishes like this one!!

lemon parmesan fettuccine twirled on a fork in the air on a white plate

I hope this lemon parmesan pasta becomes a new dinner staple for you guys like it is for us! I cannot get enough of it, and I know you’ll love it to!

If you scroll to the bottom of the recipe card, you can find some veggie and protein serving suggestions!

Be sure to tag me on Instagram and leave a comment below if you make this dish! Love you all ๐Ÿ™‚

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Simple Lemon Parmesan Pasta

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


A super simple and light lemon parmesan pasta!


  • 9 oz pasta of choice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 34 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook your pasta according to the directions on the packaging.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and olive oil, then slightly reduce heat and stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add wine, salt, and pepper and allow to cook down for 4-5 minutes.ย 
  4. Turn heat down to low. Add your cooked and drained pasta to the pan, along with the lemon juice and parmesan. Stir until everything is well combined (I like to add some extra black pepper), and serve!


We like to serve this with zucchini, asparagus, peas, broccoli, and or spinach. I add the veggies in after the wine cooks down a bit with a small splash of veggie broth and some extra seasonings and allow to cook until veggies are cooked to your liking, then proceed with step 4.ย 

This is also delicious with sautรฉd shrimp, chicken, or salmon!ย 

Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Recipes, Vegetarian


Mar 28, 2021

Simple Lemon Parmesan Pasta

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  1. Maddie says:

    So easy to make, yet so amazing! I just made it for dinner tonight and it was seriously so good. I added broccoli and sundried tomatoes ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kristen says:

    This was so good!!! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Amber says:

    Oh my gosh. Hands down one of the simplest and yummiest pasta dishes Iโ€™ve had in forever!! I made it with shrimp, broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus and it was amazing!

  4. Rachel says:

    Super easy recipe! I used shells. I added a few shakes of some red pepper flakes for a little ~spice~

    Really tasty and simple as well!

  5. Lauren says:

    So yummy! Would you possibly know the approximate calorie count for it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Gabby says:

    Another great recipe from Mia! Made it with vegan parmesan and it tasted so great I made it again!

  7. Sarina Patel says:

    this pasta came out so delicious!!

  8. Laura says:

    Made it with vegan butter and vegan parm and added in asparagus and broccoli and it turned out so yummy!

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Yay Iโ€™m so happy it worked well for you- this is so great to know!! Thank you Laura ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Emma says:

    This is by far one of the best pasta recipes ever. I am a huge pasta lover and I have been looking for an easy healthy pasta! It turns out perfectly every time. I use banza chickpea noodles and then add in broccoli, zucchini, and some spices. Amazing!

  10. cat says:

    the BEST pasta iโ€™ve ever eaten!! no joke this pasta sexy af???????? i used penne and i thought it was perfect for this. will definitely make again and experiment with

  11. Amanda says:

    SO simple yet so delicious. added sauteed shallots zucchini mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. 10/10 recommend. All ur recipes always come out flawlessly. So happy I found you

  12. Katie S. says:

    This is so tasty! Not a heavy sauce, the white wine and lemon together cut through the Parmesan cheese perfectly. I just threw a couple of veggies that I had on hand in with the sauce before adding the noodles. Also itโ€™s only like 5 ingredients that I already had on hand so thatโ€™s a major plus! My picky hubby even liked it! Highly recommend ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Kierstin L Wilson says:

    Even my husband liked it, said it was one of the best pastas he had ever had.
    thank you for the easy, successful weeknight dinner <3

  14. Destiny says:

    This is sooo good and easy! I added artichokes and chicken, but after reading about other ideas I see that there are so many options!

  15. Shannon says:

    We eat this all the time or some version of it! Usually make it with some shrimp. So good!

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