Lemon Butter Herb Pasta


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 4 cups bow-tie pasta (farfalle)

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
12g Fat
28g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 92mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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