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.

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Lemon Garlic Pasta Sauce by Wonky Wonderful

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

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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

DIRECTIONS:

  • 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).

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