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7 Ingredient Date Night Pasta

Simple, classy date night dinner using only 7 staple pantry ingredients. This pasta is a light refreshing take on aglio e olio and definitely takes it up a notch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 298kcal
Author: The Greedy Belly


  • 8 oz long pasta of your choice Fettuccini, Linguini, Spaghetti, even Gluten Free!
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley coarsely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic coarsely chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil EVOO
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh parmesan cheese to garnish optional


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the pasta as the package instructions. If using fresh pasta, boil for only 60-90 seconds. Cook until al dente. 
  • Meanwhile, in a medium-large saucepan heat some EVOO, until it has light bubbles. Add the chopped garlic and let is sauté so that oil gets infused with the flavor of garlic. 
  • Transfer the pasta from the water to the pan, using tongs so that you can get some of the starchy water. 
  • Add the parsley and juice of the lemon. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss it all together with the pasta.
  • Serve pasta in a plate, garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese


Substitutions: Make this gluten free by using your favorite gluten free pasta.


Sodium: 346mg | Sugar: 2g | Calories: 298kcal | Fat: 19g | Protein: 9g | Carbohydrates: 47g