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Easy Lemon Pasta

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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 package of chicken sausage
  • 1/2 cup of grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil


  • Cook spaghetti according to instructions in a large pot. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water. Set aside.
  • In the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add garlic, salt and pepper. Stir for 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the spaghetti back into the pot with the lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir in 3/4 cup of reserved pasta water and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Toss to coat. Add more pasta water if needed.
  • Slice and cook the chicken sausages in a skillet over medium heat until they are heated through.
  • Remove the lemon pasta from the pot. Add the vegetable oil to the same pot. Add grape tomatoes and cover with a lid. Turn the heat to medium-high and cook the tomatoes for 3–4 minutes, occasionally stirring until they darken in color.
  • Top the pasta with the sausages, tomatoes and remaining parmesan cheese.
  • Serve immediately.
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