Spicy Lemon Pasta

Spicy Lemon Pasta
Photo: Anna Williams
Cook Time:
10 mins
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 pound spaghetti or fettuccine

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • zest and juice of 2 lemons

  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 33 cup freshly grated Parmesan (optional)


  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the lemon zest, garlic, and jalapeños and cook until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the pasta, lemon juice, peas, salt, pepper, and remaining oil and cook until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the Parmesan, if desired, toss well, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

579 Calories
13g Fat
96g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 579
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 520mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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