Fast and easy to make anytime, and in advance.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until done; drain.

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  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, basil and black pepper. Mix well and toss with the pasta. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

242.8 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 43g 14% DV; fat 4.2g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 3.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
Don't get me wrong this was really good but it is in no way a main dish meal. The taste is a really subtle lemon flavor that won't over power anything. I used mine under chicken scampi and it complimented the chicken really well. More importantly it is super simplet to make. However I really felt that a pound of pasta was way too much as a side dish. It says for four people but we could have fed twice that many. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/26/2006
Tried twice. First time was s0-s0. The second time with modifications:2/3 c. olive oil, 2/3 c. parm cheese, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/3 c. fresh chopped basil, 1 tbs lemon zest. Heck, this is an entirely new recipe! Whisk all the ingredients together and toss with Spaghetti. Read More
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156 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
Don't get me wrong this was really good but it is in no way a main dish meal. The taste is a really subtle lemon flavor that won't over power anything. I used mine under chicken scampi and it complimented the chicken really well. More importantly it is super simplet to make. However I really felt that a pound of pasta was way too much as a side dish. It says for four people but we could have fed twice that many. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I really enjoyed this recipe! When I first tried it it was good but tasted like it needed something so I tried adding a sprinkle of parmesan...it was excellent! Also I did use fresh basil. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
I made this for a main dish since I forgot to pull down any meat for dinner. This is very easy to make but I spruced it up with a little garlic salt and parmesan cheese. I bet this would go great with an italian type main dish such as chicken milano or something like that. I enjoyed it and the leftovers heated up well.... but again if you plan to make this a maindish be sure to spruce it up with some other spices....otherwise you might think it's too bland. Thanks for posting Jane! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/26/2006
Tried twice. First time was s0-s0. The second time with modifications:2/3 c. olive oil, 2/3 c. parm cheese, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/3 c. fresh chopped basil, 1 tbs lemon zest. Heck, this is an entirely new recipe! Whisk all the ingredients together and toss with Spaghetti. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2004
This is a good light side dish for summer. I halved the recipe and I think it could have used more of the lemon pepper sauce. Next time I will make the full recipe of sauce for 4 oz. of pasta. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
Light and refreshing with the wonderful flavors and preparation for pasta that I grew up with and love. I don't always use lemon juice but it is SO nice here. I used fresh basil rather than dried and a little minced garlic. Perfectly flavored and perfectly "springlike." Served this with "Pork Tenderloin Diane" and "Asparagus with Garlic and Onions " recipes also from this site. This was an ideal 5-star dinner to welcome the approach of spring. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2006
I read all the reviews and from them created a composite recipe that turned out very well and that I am now addicted to. I used angel hair and doubled the oil so it wouldn't stick. I cooked some garlic in the oil used less basil and added some lemon pepper and salt. It turned out very well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2006
I made some chagnes and this turned out very good! I used fettucini for that pasta I used butter instead of olive oil and I used lemon pepper instead of just plain pepper. I didn't measure the lemon juice just added as much as I thought would taste good. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
This was alright I liked the lemon juice addition (com ared to another recipe I have) but I think that lemon pepper is the best way to go with this one. I also skipped the basil (which I thought to be a bit much) and added a tbsp. Mrs. Dash garlic basil tomato seasoning. I also added some cooked broccoli & diced carrots for a nice side dish. Thanks Jane. Read More
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