Fresh and Creamy Lemon Parmesan Pasta

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This fresh and creamy lemon parmesan pasta is the perfect light pasta recipe. All this recipe consists of is a creamy homemade alfredo with the zest of a lemon mix in. This makes the brightest flavored sauce. You’ll then fold in some English peas and real bacon bits to add in some flavor. Top with more parmesan for a kick. This pasta is one of my favorites, especially around Springtime.

This fresh and creamy lemon parmesan pasta is the perfect light pasta recipe. All this recipe consists of is a creamy homemade alfredo with the zest of a lemon mix in. This makes the brightest flavored sauce. You'll then fold in some English peas and real bacon bits to add in some flavor. Top with more parmesan for a kick. This pasta is one of my favorites, especially around Springtime.

I love this recipe. There’s something about the lemon that just makes this dish. It’s not heavy at all. It’s just the perfect soft bite of pasta. I can’t explain it. It’s just really perfect for springtime in my opinion.



This fresh and creamy lemon parmesan pasta is the perfect light pasta recipe. All this recipe consists of is a creamy homemade alfredo with the zest of a lemon mix in. This makes the brightest flavored sauce. You'll then fold in some English peas and real bacon bits to add in some flavor. Top with more parmesan for a kick. This pasta is one of my favorites, especially around Springtime.

Equipment You’ll Need

For this recipe, you’ll clearly need something to boil your pasta in. Any pot you have laying around will work. Then, of course, I used my Staub braiser for make the rest. I made my lemon alfredo in it, then folded in the rest. One thing you’ll also need is a zester. You could use the small part of the cheese grater for this too!



This fresh and creamy lemon parmesan pasta is the perfect light pasta recipe. All this recipe consists of is a creamy homemade alfredo with the zest of a lemon mix in. This makes the brightest flavored sauce. You'll then fold in some English peas and real bacon bits to add in some flavor. Top with more parmesan for a kick. This pasta is one of my favorites, especially around Springtime.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Pasta:

I used about 3-4 cups of cooked Cellentani pasta. I boiled the whole 16 ounce box, but didn’t use the whole thing. Only about 3-4 cups worth.

Peas:

I used a bag of frozen peas. I just microwaved them to cook them, but you can cook them however accordingly.

Real Bacon Bits:

I used about a half cup of the real bacon bits. You can use real bacon if you wish. I just used this shortcut, and they were great in this recipe.

Lemon Alfredo Sauce:

For this lemon Alfredo sauce, I used heavy cream, parmesan cheese, butter, minced garlic, the zest of a lemon and a few seasonings.



This fresh and creamy lemon parmesan pasta is the perfect light pasta recipe. All this recipe consists of is a creamy homemade alfredo with the zest of a lemon mix in. This makes the brightest flavored sauce. You'll then fold in some English peas and real bacon bits to add in some flavor. Top with more parmesan for a kick. This pasta is one of my favorites, especially around Springtime.

How to Make This Lemon Parmesan Pasta

Step One:

Boil pasta according to instructions. Drain and set aside. Cook peas accordingly as well. Set aside as well.

Step two:

In a large skillet, add two tablespoons of butter and a tablespoon of minced garlic. Sauté on medium heat until butter is melted, and garlic is fragrant.

Step three:

Add in the remainder of the ingredients for the sauce and stir until cheese if fully melted. Fold in pasta, peas and bacon bits. Top with more parmesan. Serve and enjoy!



Fresh and Creamy Lemon Parmesan Pasta

This fresh and creamy lemon parmesan pasta is the perfect light pasta recipe. All this recipe consists of is a creamy homemade alfredo with the zest of a lemon mix in. This makes the brightest flavored sauce. You'll then fold in some English peas and real bacon bits to add in some flavor. Top with more parmesan for a kick. This pasta is one of my favorites, especially around Springtime.
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 25 minutes
Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 5

Equipment

  • Large Skillet
  • Pot
  • Zester
  • Spoon or Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 cups Cooked Cellentani Pasta
  • 12 oz Bag Frozen Peas
  • 1/2 cup Real Bacon Bits
Lemon Alfredo Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Zest of a Lemon
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Boil pasta according to instructions. Drain and set aside. Cook peas accordingly as well. Set aside as well.
  • In a large skillet, add two tablespoons of butter and a tablespoon of minced garlic. Sauté on medium heat until butter is melted, and garlic is fragrant.
  • Add in the remainder of the ingredients for the sauce and stir until cheese if fully melted. Fold in pasta, peas and bacon bits. Top with more parmesan. Serve and enjoy!
Keywords Cajun Pasta, English Peas, Lemon
This fresh and creamy lemon parmesan pasta is the perfect light pasta recipe. All this recipe consists of is a creamy homemade alfredo with the zest of a lemon mix in. This makes the brightest flavored sauce. You'll then fold in some English peas and real bacon bits to add in some flavor. Top with more parmesan for a kick. This pasta is one of my favorites, especially around Springtime.

Before you go…

Let me know if you made this lemon pasta recipe. What did you think? Please let me know about it here or in the comments below. Happy cooking!



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