Entrée Pasta

Lemon Pasta

I never made it to the grocery store this weekend, so I had to go with something I could make at home.  I like the Weight Watchers Online site because you can enter the ingredients you have on hand, and it lists all the recipes you can make.

The basic ingredients that I entered were: lemon, pasta, and  cheese.  This recipe was simple and quick.  I added some of my own touches though…they’re italicized

  • Cook whole wheat spaghetti according to the package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, heat about 2 tablespoons EVOO with 1 tablespoon salted butter over medium heat.
  • Add two gloves of garlic, minced.
  • Sprinkle in a little red pepper flake.
  • Cook for about two minutes; be careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Add 1/2 cup chicken stock.
  • Cook about 1 minute more, then remove from heat.
  • Add the hot, cooked pasta, 1 beaten egg, and about 1/3 cup grated parmesan.
  • Mix well (make sure to fully incorporate the egg – work quickly so it doesn’t scramble), then add the zest and juice of 1 lemon.
  • Mix well again, then season with s&p and add a little dried parsley.

I was a little worried about adding a raw egg and just about the flavor of the sauce in general.  I have to admit though that it came out great.  Matt really enjoyed it too.  WW said it was 4 servings, 8 points each.

Pretty close to the original, huh??


I'm a middle school math teacher by day and a total food enthusiast by night.

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