Spicy Lemon Garlic Buttered Noodles

Sara's Tiny Kitchen
by Sara's Tiny Kitchen
2 servings
15 min

These Spicy Lemon Garlic Buttered Noodles are maybe the most perfect quick and easy weeknight meal.

April 19th is apparently National Garlic Day, and I thought what better way to celebrate that than by sharing my Lemon Garlic Buttered Noodle recipe!

Now, my main goal in life is to eat enough garlic that I just radiate it from my pores (so sorry to my friends and family) and this recipe always gets me one step closer to that goal. Thank you for letting me live my best garlic centered life here.

This recipe for Spicy Lemon Garlic Buttered Noodles truly comes together in under 15 minutes and it’s so good and so easy. Add some garlic bread and a simple salad, and it’s the epitome of what a weeknight meal should be.

Unfortunately, this recipe is no good for my low FODMAP friends, but you could omit the garlic and just do lemon buttered noodles and it would still be absolutely delicious.

Spicy Lemon Garlic Buttered Noodles
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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Spicy Lemon Garlic Buttered Noodles
  • 8 ounces pasta of your choice
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • salt and pepper
  • parmesan cheese
To Make Spicy Lemon Garlic Buttered Noodles
Boil a large pot of water and cook pasta according to package directions.Slice the garlic thinly using either a knife or a mandoline.
When the pasta has about 5 minutes to go, melt the butter in a large skillet, and once the butter is melted, add the sliced garlic and let it cook for a 2-4 minutes. It wont brown, but it should get soft.  
Reserve a 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, and drain the pasta.
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the pan with the butter and garlic (save the other half for serving) and then add the cooked pasta to the pot and toss to coat in the sauce. If it's too dry, add some of the pasta water a tablespoon at a time.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Plate and serve with lemon slices and parmesan cheese.
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