Lemon-garlic fettuccine

Pasta is a staple in my kitchen. Especially, when it’s weekend. But, I’ve mostly been making pasta in white sauces; alfredo and bechamel. Have tried pesto and a few red sauce variations too, but darling husband has always preferred white sauces over anything else. However, his requests for pasta with a different taste never ended. That gave me enough motivation to experiment with pasta again and again. For I believe, pastas never fail. And, it didn’t this time as well. Tried a new combination of lemon, garlic and cream and I am super impressed with the result, so was my husband.

Lemon-garlic Fettuccini


Ingredients for Lemon-garlic fettuccine

  • Fettuccine – 500 gms. I’ve used fresh spinach fettuccine.
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Cream cheese – 3 tbsp
  • Heavy cream – 1/2 cup
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1 small (chopped)
  • Lemon zest – 3 tsp
  • Fresh parsley – 2 tsp (finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves – 2 (minced)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Pepper – a pinch
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Cocktail tomatoes – 4 (halved)
  • Fresh parsley – to garnish
  • Parmesan cheese – to garnish (Grated, optional)
  • Lemon slice – to garnish

Lemon-garlic Fettuccini

Method for Lemon-garlic fettuccine

  1. Cook the fettuccine according to package directions and drain.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the lemon zest, parsley and 2 tsp minced garlic.
  3. Next, we’ll prepare the sauce.
  4. For the sauce, melt butter in a pan, over medium high heat.
  5. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  6. Add the garlic and lemon peel; stir in the heavy cream slowly.
  7. Add salt and pepper.
  8. Whisk in the cream cheese and stir until melted.
  9. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly and add in the lemon juice. It is important for the sauce to cool a bit to avoid separating it when we add lemon juice.
  10. Toss in the pasta and cocktail tomatoes to the sauce. Mix gently to coat the pasta well.
  11. Garnish with lemon, parsley, Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Lemon-garlic Fettuccini Lemon-garlic Fettuccini


Bon Apetit!




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