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Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta 🍋

Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta 🍋

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 30 min
Total: 35 min
Servings: 2

⁣Rigatoni tossed in a creamy lemon garlic sauce with fresh basil, topped off with lemon zest. It's simple, fresh and flavorful.

Author Realizing Fitness
by Realizing Fitness
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta (2 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Cooking pot, frying pan, mixing bowl
  • 200 g pasta of choice
  • 1-4 tbsp reserved pasta cooking water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter or olive oil
  • ½ small lemon juiced
  • the zest from ½ small lemon
  • 6 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 100 ml vegetable stock
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • pinch of salt, or to taste
  • handful of basil, chopped
Recipe Directions


  • ⁣Cook your favorite pasta according to package instructions in a large pot of boiling, salted water.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine lemon juice, coconut milk, corn starch, vegetable stock, salt, and pepper. Whisk until there are no lumps.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add the vegan butter, or olive oil if using instead. Toss in garlic and cook until fragrant and soft.
  • Pour sauce into frying pan and simmer until it thickens.
  • Drain the pasta when finished cooking, reserving a little cooking water. Add pasta to frying pan with sauce. Toss until everything is coated. Add a little of the pasta water, if sauce is too thick. Add chopped basil and stir.
  • Serve hot with lemon zest. Enjoy!

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Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: Creamy Lemon Pasta
Servings: 2
Information per serving:
Energy: 301.8 kcal
Carbohydrate: 36.5 g
Protein: 6.4 g
Fiber: 2.2 g
Sugar: 1.6 g
Fat: 14.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.1 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 1.7 g
Omega-3: 0.2 g
Omega-6: 0.4 g
Saturated Fat: 8.4 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 9.4 mg 2% DV
Folate: 129 µg 32% DV
A: 5.4 IU 1% DV
B1: 0.3 mg 26% DV
B2: 0.1 mg 13% DV
B3: 1.8 mg 13% DV
B5: 0.2 mg 4% DV
B6: 0.1 mg 9% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 6.8 mg 9% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 0.7 mg 5% DV
K: 8.7 µg 10% DV
Calcium: 21.1 mg 2% DV
Copper: 0.2 mg 17% DV
Iron: 1.6 mg 9% DV
Magnesium: 25.6 mg 8% DV
Manganese: 0.5 mg 30% DV
Phosphorus: 74.9 mg 11% DV
Potassium: 111.3 mg 2% DV
Selenium: 27.6 µg 50% DV
Sodium: 306.3 mg 20% DV
Zinc: 0.7 mg 8% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Where possible, we use non-fortified ingredients to calculate the nutrition. We do not include optional ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

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