Lemon Herb Pasta

I really loved Baked Lemon Pasta but it just took too long to make for lunch.  So I wanted to make something similar but be quick to make.  I wish I had more fresh herbs to toss in.  I had  just a little leftover from making Pasta with Fresh Herbs.  I would recommend putting in more basil in this pasta.  I had bought some whole wheat rigatoni a while ago that I wanted to try out and I thought this would be a great dish for it.  I was low on sour cream so I mixed in some yogurt but if you have 1 cup of sour cream I would recommend using that.

Lemon Herb Pasta

2 cups rigatoni
2 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried parsley
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup low fat sour cream (I only had 1/2 cup so I topped it up with yogurt)
1 tbsp minced basil (I suggest you use 1/4 cup minced basil if you have it)
salt and freshly ground pepper

Make pasta according to package directions.

In a medium pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add garlic, oregano and parsley.  Stir until fragrant.  Add sour cream and lemon juice.  Stir.  Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add drained pasta.  Mix and cook until sauce is no longer watery and coats pasta.  Stir in basil and serve hot.

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  1. lovely coating to the pasta..yum yum!!

  2. This looks really delicious..I should try this as soon as possible.thanks for the recipe dear..Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

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  4. Oh My God. i'm simply drooling here.

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