Lemon Butter Herb Pasta Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lemon Butter Herb Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Lemon Butter Herb Pasta

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups pasta Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Stir cooked pasta into the butter sauce to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2014

Need to double the herbs. Too bland.


13 Ratings

Mar 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 02, 2014

I made this pasta just as the recipe stated. The pasta had a good flavor, but the flavor was very light. I ate the pasta mainly as a side dish. I will keep this recipe and will definitely make it again. The next time I may add some shrimp to make the pasta less plain.

Mar 16, 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.

Mar 13, 2015

The only changes I made to this was to add some capers (I added them while the butter melted) and about doubled the herbs. I then served it with sliced grilled Cajun chicken on top and sprinkled it all with some fresh parmesan. My husband and I both were unsure for the first few bites, but it got better the more we ate! I'll definitely be making this again.

Dec 11, 2014

Loved this! Thanks for sharing . Kid approved!


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  • Calories
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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