Fiery Lemon Pasta Side Dish

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by HeatherFeather

Great side dish, light and lemony, with a slight bit of heat that gives it a punch. I saw this made on Everyday Italian and immediately gave it a try. This was a big hit with my family. Great with fish or chicken.

Top Review by Suzanne Valerie

I didn't have the chili flavoured olive oil so I made my own. This was fantastic! I served it with roasted chicken and ended up chunking my chicken and mixing it with the spaghetti. This is a keeper for sure. I am embarrassed to say we licked the plates!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. While your pasta is cooking, set out a large heatsafe serving dish and add chili oil and parsley.
  2. Zest the lemon directly over the bowl.
  3. Squueze juice of lemon into the mixture.
  4. Mix this together with a fork, then add your hot pasta.
  5. Add about 1/2-1 ladeful of the pasta cooking liquid to the bowl, toss to coat.
  6. Add the cheese,enough to make a nice layer over the top of the dish.
  7. Toss to coat.
  8. Season generously to taste with salt, pepper, and chili flakes (I use about 1/4-1/2 tsp of the chili flakes).
  9. Garnish with a bit of reserved parsley, and serve to accompany fish or chicken, with some additional cheese and chili flakes on the side to allow guests to add as they prefer.

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