Easy Lemon Garlic Pasta Sauce

UM. This sauce? Nah. I want to be it on everything, so. It’s insanely easy (it’s just the roasting of the garlic that takes a little bit), SO FREAKING DELICIOUS, and tasted just as good on spaghetti squash as it would on real pasta. Y’all. Just. You’re welcome.


Lemon Garlic Pasta Sauce by Wonky Wonderful

Makes 4 servings (I personally did the math and cut it down for a single serving)


  • 1 Head of Garlic, 10-15 cloves

  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 4-5 Tb Fresh Lemon Juice, 1 large or 2 small lemons

  • Lemon Zest

  • Pinch of Salt

  • 1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, or more if you like spicy


  • Place peeled garlic cloves in an oven safe dish, drizzle with olive oil and cover with foil. Oven roast at 400° for 30-40 minutes (until lightly golden browned). Let cool for 2-3 minutes, then chop.

  • Cook pasta/spaghetti squash/whatever.

  • In a large sauté pan over medium/low heat - heat the olive oil and chopped garlic for 4-5 minutes while stirring.

  • Add the lemon juice and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low - add the salt and red pepper flakes.

  • Add the cooked pasta/spaghetti squash/whatever and toss with the lemon garlic sauce until fully coated.

  • Transfer to serving dishes and top with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest, fresh grated parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes (optional).