Rating: 3.3 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This authentic pasta recipe is very yummy, very healthy and on top of it very easy to make! Enjoy the rich Italian flavor of garlic, basil and more.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 2 cups of water.

    Advertisement
  • Bring the 2 cups reserved pasta water to a boil. Stir in olive oil, butter, 1/2 the lemon juice and the garlic. season with 1 tablespoon basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Boil 1 minute.

  • In a large bowl, combine pasta with sauce. Toss with remaining lemon juice and basil. Cover, and refrigerate 5 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

499 calories; protein 15.9g; carbohydrates 87.6g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 5.4mg; sodium 1767.2mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
My whole family LOVED this recipe! It was a bit peppery.. but we love pepper! I also marinated some diced tomatoes in balsamic vinegar olive oil and a teaspoon of sugar for a few hours. I then drained them and added them to salad before serving. It was delicious! I will definitely be making this salad again and again during the summer heat! Thank you for sharing!:) Read More
(28)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2003
There was obviously a mistake on the pepper part of the recipe. It should have read teaspoon NOT tablespoon! I put half of what they called for and it was SO peppery we ended up throwing it away - which is too bad because other than that it had a great flavor and was quick and easy to make. I just couldn't handle my lips burning after each bite from the pepper! I'll try it again! Read More
(30)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2003
There was obviously a mistake on the pepper part of the recipe. It should have read teaspoon NOT tablespoon! I put half of what they called for and it was SO peppery we ended up throwing it away - which is too bad because other than that it had a great flavor and was quick and easy to make. I just couldn't handle my lips burning after each bite from the pepper! I'll try it again! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
My whole family LOVED this recipe! It was a bit peppery.. but we love pepper! I also marinated some diced tomatoes in balsamic vinegar olive oil and a teaspoon of sugar for a few hours. I then drained them and added them to salad before serving. It was delicious! I will definitely be making this salad again and again during the summer heat! Thank you for sharing!:) Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
I forgot the butter had to use dried herbs instead of fresh and it was still DELICIOUS! I took one cook's review advice and used tsp's of pepper instead of Tbsp's -- good idea. How about cracked peppercorn melange for color and maybe a Tbsp of balasamic in the last step for fun? Read More
(17)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
This was such a tasty recipe! For a quick fix I used it warm and placed steamed veggies and served with warm steak on top. My family loved it and the kids enjoyed something different than the average pasta sauce. I will definately be using this recipe a lot. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2008
I omitted the parsley and cut way back on the pepper. I also topped the pasta with some diced cherry tomatoes and a splash of white balsamic vinegar. This was very fresh tasting. Thanks! Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
03/29/2006
This was just ok it definately wasn't worth 5 stars though.The papper was just too much if I was to make this again I'd only add 1/2 Tsp pepper instead of the 1 1/2 Tbs called for. Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2003
I tasted more pepper than anything. It was good but too dry to eat as a side dish. I followed the recipe exactly and I assume the sauce is supposed to soak into the pasta to give it its flavor but it's hard to eat dry like that. I am going to try this pasta with alfredo sauce to see how it works. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
This is verrry good nice fresh taste very simple and easy to make. I LOVE the added lemon this would be delicious with spinach. I will make this again Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2004
Not bad for a quick side dish but cut back on the pepper and lemon - once the pasta sits for a while they are very overpowering. Read More
(10)