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Lemon Garlic Bucatini

You just came home from work/school, you open the fridge, and you find nothing. Did I just trigger a traumatic event in your mind? We have all been there. This lemon garlic bucatini is the solution to those days when your groceries are running low, or you yourself are running low on energy. In under 15 minutes, this easy, lemon-y, garlic-y pasta is a great dinner idea with no fuss!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Sunena Anand


  • 2 oz Bucatini
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely minced
  • ½ Lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon zest
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon Salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Black pepper


  • Boil the pasta: In a pot of liberally salted water, boil the pasta until slightly less than al dente. Before draining, save some ¼ cup of pasta water for the sauce.
    2 oz Bucatini
  • Prepare the sauce: In a skillet over medium-low heat, sauté the minced garlic in butter. Once the garlic has become fragrant, add the lemon juice.
    2 cloves Garlic, 1 tablespoon Salted butter, ½ Lemon
  • Finish the pasta: Add the pasta to the skillet, and top with parmesan and pasta water. Keep tossing vigorously so that the cheese, lemon juice and pasta water form a sauce. Finish with black pepper and lemon zest.
    ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon Black pepper, 1 tablespoon Lemon zest


Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 2mg