Lemony Arugula Pasta

Serves: 4

Time ~20 minutes


12 oz. Spaghetti

Juice and zest of 1 lemon, plus ½ for garnish

1 tbsp butter

½ cup grated parmesan

1 tsp chili flakes

4 cups arugula

Salt and pepper

3. oz cooked chicken (optional)


  1. Cook spaghetti, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and return to pot

  2. Place lemon zest and juice in a small bowl. Thinly slice remaining ½ lemon into half-moon and remove seeds, then set aside

  3. Add lemon juice and zest, butter, parmesan cheese, and ½ cup pasta water to pot, then stir gently to combine, adding additional pasta water until creamy.

  4. Add chili flakes, arugula, lemon slices (and chicken, if using) and toss until arugula just begins to wilt.

  5. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve

Based off a recipe from delish.com