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Easy 15 Minute Garlic Lemon Pantry Pasta

Easy 15 Minute Garlic Lemon Pantry Pasta

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 296.47 kcal


  • ½ lb pasta I used bucatini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • parmesan cheese for serving
  • lemon wedges for serving


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes to the pan. Sauté until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Then, add lemon juice to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove the pan from heat and add breadcrumbs, toasting them until golden brown. Watch closely to avoid burning.
  • Add salt and pepper to breadcrumb mixture.
  • When the pasta is done, drain and transfer to a large serving bowl. Toss with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add breadcrumb mixture to the pasta and mix well. If your pasta looks dry, add a little more extra virgin olive oil.
  • Serve with parmesan cheese and lemon wedges.


  • I used bucatini, but you can use any kind of pasta you want.
  • If you like spicier dishes, feel free to add more red pepper flakes! If you don't like spice, reduce amount of red pepper flakes or omit entirely.