Indulge in a culinary symphony with our Lemon Butter Garlic Pasta Sauce, where simplicity meets sophistication to elevate the humble pasta into a gourmet delight. This recipe transforms everyday ingredients into a vibrant masterpiece, marrying the zesty notes of lemon, the richness of butter, and the aromatic allure of garlic. As the linguine or spaghetti cooks to al dente perfection, the kitchen is filled with the irresistible fragrance of garlic and red chili flakes sautéed in olive oil and butter. Tossed together in a luscious sauce, the pasta absorbs the citrusy brightness from lemon zest and juice, while the Parmesan adds a creamy depth. A finishing touch of freshly chopped parsley and a sprinkle of additional grated cheese create a dish that tantalizes the senses. The nutritionally balanced result, with 341 calories per serving, reflects the harmony of flavors, making it not just a meal but a culinary experience worth savoring. Serve immediately for an effortlessly elegant and satisfying dining experience.

Crafting an extraordinary dining experience, our Lemon Butter Garlic Pasta Sauce transcends the ordinary, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that dance on the palate. This recipe’s magic lies in its simplicity, allowing each ingredient to shine and contribute to the symphony of tastes. The al dente linguine or spaghetti serves as the perfect canvas for the luxurious combination of olive oil, butter, and finely sliced garlic, with a hint of heat from red chili flakes. The infusion of lemon zest and juice imparts a refreshing brightness, while Parmesan adds a creamy and savory dimension. The finishing touch of freshly chopped parsley brings a burst of color and a touch of herbaceous freshness. With a mere 341 calories per serving, this dish effortlessly bridges the gap between indulgence and nutritional balance. Whether shared with loved ones or savored in solitude, our Lemon Butter Garlic Pasta Sauce promises a culinary journey that is both comforting and refined, proving that extraordinary meals can arise from the simplest of ingredients.

Lemon Butter Garlic Pasta Sauce


  • 300 g (10.5 oz) linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 40 g (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 50 g (½ cup) grated Parmesan (or veggie hard Italian cheese)
  • A handful freshly chopped parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta al dente in salted water according to the instructions on the package. Reserve 1-2 cups of pasta water before draining.
  1. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan or Dutch oven and melt the butter in it over low-medium heat.
  2. Stir in the garlic and red chilli flakes and cook for 1-2 minutes until the garlic changes its colour, careful not to burn it.
  3. Transfer the cooked pasta to the pan and toss well with a pair of kitchen tongs to cover it in the butter sauce. Add a splash of pasta water if it looks too thick.
  4. Stir in the lemon zest and juice, then add the Parmesan and toss well to combine.
  5. Add the chopped parsley, season to taste and serve immediately, topped with additioanl grated cheese and lemon zest if you like.

Nutrition Information:


Serving Size:
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 314mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g