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One-Pot, 15-Minute Pasta Limone
One-Pot, 15-Minute Pasta Limone
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Think of this one-pot pasta limone as dinner in your back pocket: Most of the ingredients are in your pantry and it’s ready in practically zero time (well, 15 minutes to be precise). Best of all, it’s completely hands-off, because all you do is throw all the ingredients into a pot and boil them. Um, is it OK if we make this every night of the week?

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4 servings

12 ounces spaghetti, linguine or bucatini

2 leeks, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

Zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus more lemon zest for serving

3 sprigs basil, plus more for serving

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for serving

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Combine the pasta, 4½ cups water, leeks, garlic, lemon zest, basil, salt and pepper in a large skillet with 2-inch sides.

2. Bring the water to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water is nearly gone and the pasta is fully cooked, 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Add the lemon juice and Parmesan cheese and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with basil leaves and lemon zest.

457 calories

9g fat

72g carbs

22g protein

4g sugars

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