One Pot Baked Lemon Garlic Pasta {What’s Cooking Wednesday}


One Pot Baked Lemon Garlic Pasta

There’s nothing I like better than a One Pot Recipe. They’re perfect for those super busy weeknights. You know, the ones where you’ve worked all day, come home to a house full of hangry kids and haven’t had a second to think about what’s on the menu for the evening. Enter One Pot Baked Lemon Garlic Pasta! This fresh, lemony, garlicky creation is perfect for those nights! And, I would guess that you probably have all the ingredients already in your fridge and pantry! 

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 16 oz box of pasta (I used rigatoni in our pasta.)
  • 3-4 c of chicken or veggie broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 c cream (Using non-dairy is fine too!)
  • 3/4 c shredded parmesan
  • 3/4 c grated parmesan
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes (Or any other veggie that sounds good to you!)
  • A handful of parsley, chopped (You can substitute a tbsp dried parsley if needed.)

Steps for Cooking:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a large baking dish, add pasta, broth, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. (Note: I added some cherry tomatoes that I had on hand and wanted to use up so I added them too. You could also add another type of chopped veggie (1-2c) if you’d like!)
  3. Stir to make sure everything is evenly combined. You don’t need the pasta completely submerged, but you do want to make sure all the pasta is at least a little bit in the liquid. Otherwise you could end up with some hard, crunchy, uncooked pasta pieces at the end.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  5. Once out of the oven, uncover and immediately add both cheese, stir to combine.
  6. Top with parsley and serve. Voila!

This One Pot Baked Lemon Garlic Pasta is the perfect meal for those crazy, busy nights. What is your go-to recipe when you are in a pinch?


One Pot Baked Lemon Garlic Pasta