A Tong Full of Garlic Lemon Pasta

One Pot Lemon Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

Quick, easy, creamy lemon pasta recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop in 30 minutes. Loaded with garlic, butter and cheese!

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: homemade garlic lemon pasta
Calories: 658 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi


  • 1/4 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger Finely grated (Optional), Can also use 1/2 tsp Ginger powder instead
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice Freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp Lemon zest
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 16 oz. Spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup Cream cheese Full fat
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese Full fat
  • 1-2 tbsp Parsley Fresh, Roughly chopped, For garnish


  1. Heat butter in a large nonstick pot over medium-high heat until melted.

  2. Add garlic, ginger and saute for a few seconds until fragrant. Don't let it burn!

  3. Add water, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and mix everything together. 

  4. Add the spaghetti and mix again. 

  5. Lower the heat to medium and cook without cover until the water is almost evaporated. Be sure to stir often.

  6. When pasta is cooked, add cream cheese and mix together. 

  7. Remove pot from heat and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. 

  8. Garnish with parsley and some lemon slices. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Lemon Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 658 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 346mg14%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.