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Lemon-Basil Spaghetti Recipe

Lemon-Basil Spaghetti - refreshing, healthy and utterly delicious pasta dish made with lemon sauce, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. This is a perfect as lunch or a quick dinner

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon-Basil Spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 320 kcal


  • 1/2 lb. spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 oz. cherry tomatoes, quartered


  1. Cook the spaghetti until al dente, according to the package instruction, about 9 minutes. Drain the spaghetti, set aside.

  2. Whish together the oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper.

  3. Add the lemon oil to the spaghetti in a pot; toss until pasta is evenly coated with the lemon oil mixture. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, basil, lemon zest and diced cherry tomatoes, mix gently. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon-Basil Spaghetti Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 878mg38%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 920IU18%
Vitamin C 26.9mg33%
Calcium 457mg46%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.