Marianna's Marinated Pasta Recipe -
Marianna's Marinated Pasta Recipe
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Marianna's Marinated Pasta

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    5 hrs 25 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta with sauce. Toss with remaining lemon juice and basil. Cover, and refrigerate 5 hours or overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 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! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 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!


19 Ratings

Jul 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?

Dec 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.

Apr 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!

Mar 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.

Jun 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.

Mar 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


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  • Calories
  • 499 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 87.6 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 5.8 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 15.9 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 1767 mg
  • 71%

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

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