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Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake

The perfect balance of creamy & zest.

Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake 3-min

We’re always on the hunt for new easy dinner recipes and let me tell you, this Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake is a real keeper! It takes mere minutes to prepare and the ingredients are mixed together right in the baking dish (fewer dishes for the win!). The zesty lemon flavor is rounded out with a splash of heavy cream and a healthy sprinkle of parmesan cheese. My partner and I thought it tasted like an adult mac & cheese, a dish we can definitely get behind.

Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake 1-min
Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake 5-min

You’ll start out by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and lightly greasing a 9×13 baking dish. The uncooked pasta is added right to the dish, along with vegetable or chicken broth, the juice and zest of one lemon, minced garlic, and a few seasonings. Feel free to sprinkle in a little crushed red pepper to kick the spice up a notch. Mix everything together, cover the dish with foil, and bake for about 45 minutes or until the pasta is fully cooked.

Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake 4-min
Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake 7-min
Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake 11-min

After the pasta has baked, the final ingredients are mixed in. Heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and parsley round out the sauce. Then dinner is ready to serve! Pair it with your favorite salad or roasted veggies and a protein for a well rounded meal. When you’re in need of a fast and easy weeknight meal, give this Creamy Lemon Pasta bake a try. You’re sure to fall in love!

Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake 6-min

Creamy Lemon Pasta Bake 10-min

Serves 8

10m prep time

40m cook time

Rated 3.2 out of 5
Rated by 6 reviewers
  • 1 lb fusilli pasta
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups shredded or grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a 9x13 baking dish, combine the pasta (uncooked), vegetable broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, and seasonings.
  3. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  4. Stir the heavy cream, parmesan, and parsley into the pasta and serve immediately.

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