Rating: 4.52 stars
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A quick, delicious, and light-tasting sauce with a zesty lemon flavor! You can easily add chicken, shrimp, or your favorite veggies to personalize this basic sauce. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups pasta
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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. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir chicken broth, lemon juice, oregano, basil, and garlic into the butter. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium-low; cook until thickened to your desired texture, 5 to 7 minutes

  • Season sauce with salt and pepper. Stir cooked pasta into the butter sauce to coat.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 28.3g; fat 12.4g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 83.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (78)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2014
A fresh, light and delicately flavored pasta dish. I used fresh herbs (parsley, basil and green onion) and I do think that makes a world of difference. Loved it. Read More
(35)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2015
This dish needed some adjustments but then came out perfect! I used fresh herbs and doubled them, added sliced green onions, sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup chardonnay & a splash of EVOO. Was a perfect pair with the Shrimp Francesca also on this site. Read More
(5)
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2014
A fresh, light and delicately flavored pasta dish. I used fresh herbs (parsley, basil and green onion) and I do think that makes a world of difference. Loved it. Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2014
The lemon flavor was spot on, but the herbs were lacking. This well could be a matter of personal taste preference, but I increased the garlic and would "at least" double the oregano and basil the next time. I added some shrimp and marinated artichoke hearts for a nice dinner this evening. Thanks, Beth, we enjoyed your recipe. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2014
Very good. I doubled the recipe and tossed it with a pound of pasta, a bag of steamed broccoli, and a grocery store rotisserie chicken that I stripped of it's meat. Made a full meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2017
Made it tonight as a side. But with 5 kids I make a pound of pasta so I used 6 tbs. of margarine, 1 cup of broth, a teaspoon of basil, oregano and garlic and 5 tbs of lemon juice. After adding the sauce to the noodles I then sprinkled it with parmasean cheese. Turned out so good that my wife asked me to save the recipe to make it again. Super easy, super delicious. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2015
This dish needed some adjustments but then came out perfect! I used fresh herbs and doubled them, added sliced green onions, sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup chardonnay & a splash of EVOO. Was a perfect pair with the Shrimp Francesca also on this site. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2018
Sauce is easy, and I like that. I followed the advice of others and doubled the seasonings. But I didn't use this for pasta. I used it to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts in, on the stove. Medium heat, covered pan, and turned meat after 5 minutes, re-covered and cooked additional 5 minutes. It was good. Husband liked it and told me he'd eat it again, so that works for me. Next time I plan to halve the butter, use other ingredients as listed and spoon a little over the chicken instead of cooking in the sauce. Thinking it might be a fresher flavor that way. In any case we liked the flavor, so thanks for the submission. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2014
Need to double the herbs. Too bland. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2015
I really liked this. Simple fresh light-tasting and easy pasta dish to put together. I was looking for a pasta dish without a heavy sauce. Agree with other reviewers--double the seasonings. I pan-fried chicken breasts and served with green beans and salad. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2014
Loved this! Thanks for sharing. Kid approved! Read More
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