Rating: 3.75 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe is full of flavor and full of restaurant flare. I have served many and it is ALWAYS a hit!

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 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 penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • In a skillet melt your butter over medium heat. Immediately add your onions then garlic; stirring constantly. Add the red bell pepper. Increase heat to medium high and pour in 1/2 of your lemon juice. Sprinkle with black pepper. Lightly tossing while cooking, add other half of the lemon juice and toss just to coat. Your butter should be getting lightly browned but not burned and be careful not to over brown your garlic. When vegetables are crisp-tender remove from heat. Toss with pasta and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fat 23.8g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 167.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2008
Great basic recipe. I added portobella's so had to increase the amount of butter - other than that no changes. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2008
Good base recipe but it never seems to turn out quite how I want it to. I will keep trying to adjust the garlic/butter/oil/onion quantities to perfect it though. Add a little chicken for protein to make it into a good main dish. Read More
(3)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2008
Great basic recipe. I added portobella's so had to increase the amount of butter - other than that no changes. Thanks! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2010
Pretty good. As the recipe is it was a good fit for my kids. For me it was on the bland side. I love lemon so I added extra lemon and pepper to my portion. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
08/12/2008
Good base recipe but it never seems to turn out quite how I want it to. I will keep trying to adjust the garlic/butter/oil/onion quantities to perfect it though. Add a little chicken for protein to make it into a good main dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
This was really good. I cut the amount of butter in half and it was still really hard to eat because it was so slippery. Next time I may try using a different shaped pasta. Read More
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