One Pot Lemon Garlic Parmesan Pasta

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This pasta is a burst of brightness and flavor! If you haven’t given it a try, you’re definitely missing out. This one-pot pasta dish is not only light and refreshing but also incredibly easy to whip up. The ingredients are simple, but the taste is absolutely irresistible! Whether you pair it with chicken, shrimp, or keep it meatless, it’s a winner.

One Pot Lemon Garlic Parmesan Pasta

Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • 16 oz pasta shells
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shavings
  • 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper adjust to taste
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  • In a deep pot or Dutch oven, add the pasta.
  • Sprinkle in salt and chopped garlic, followed by broth. Heat on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Cover and cook the pasta for 10-12 minutes or until al dente.
  • Once cooked, squeeze in the juice from one lemon, zest, and give it a quick mix.
  • Pour in heavy cream, spinach, and chopped parsley. Mix and allow the spinach to wilt from the pasta’s heat.
  • Sprinkle on shredded Parmesan and mix once more.
  • Serve with a lemon wedge, fresh parsley, and a sprinkle of Parmesan!

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