EatingWell reader Sidra Goldman of Washington, D.C., contributed this fresh-tasting whole-wheat pasta recipe. Lemon zest accents the basil beautifully.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil for cooking pasta.

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  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

  • Add the pasta, the reserved cooking liquid, Parmesan and 1/4 cup basil to the mushrooms in the skillet; toss to coat well. Serve immediately, garnished with remaining basil.

Tips

Ingredient Note: Whole-wheat pastas are higher in fiber than white pastas. They can be found in health-food stores and some large supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; 10.7 g total fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 332 mg sodium. 46.5 g carbohydrates; 11.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2019
Light and lemony and wonderful!
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
If you are looking for a creamy pasta please dont make this. This was a delicious lemony pasta! I made it using spaghetti and added baby tomatoes with the sliced mushrooms and a handful of spinach right at the end since it cooks so quickly. The shitake mushrooms tasted awesome in it. We did just a dash of lemon zest and lots of lemon juice (thats how we like it). I didn't have fresh basil on hand so we left it out and it still tasted amazing. This was a fast dish to prep and I will definitely be adding this to the weekly rotation.
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this for my mom and I after we decided to get healthier. It was delicious. By the time I was done it looked like a yummy quick mac and cheese. It tastes great and the flavors blend nicely. I ended up adding some crushed red pepper also and it was a great addition. Since we serve everything in the kitchen and then carry it to the dinning room my mom was eating off her plate before she even sat down to the table with it because she said it smelled too good to wait. Next time I think I add some more mushrooms though because they ended up being sparse though the dish. Also be careful with the lemon I only added 1 teaspoon of zest and a tablespoon and a half of juice and was just right not to lemon-ey. Overall this is great and I'll make it again. yummy Richmond CA
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious but same as the other reviewers I toned down the lemon zest and lemon juice to fit my tastes. Wonderfully simple and quick. I'll definitely be making again. Sarah
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe was pretty easy. My husband and I really liked it. My only complaint would be that my parmesan cheese clumped quite a bit. We had to add parmesan cheese on top of the finished product to give it some more taste because all the cheese was clumped away. Next time I won't pour all the cheese in at once. Diana TN
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband made this as written. It was delicious. The lemon was a little overwhelming. Next time we'll use 1/2 or 3/4 the zest and juice. But there will definitely be a "next time." Amber
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe was fabulous! I'm fairly novice in the kitchen this recipe was really easy and quick. My husband let out a 'yum' like I'd never heard before. He thought it tasted like something prepared in a restaurant! Excellente! Be conservative with the lemon you can always add more. Domestic Goddess Philadelphia PA
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was an excellent dish. I had spinach/chive wheat linguine that I used for the pasta. The color of the dish was beautiful and tasty. Definetly a quick keeper meal. Kathy Odessa DE
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I am a disaster in the kitchen! I've made this twice in the past week and I LOVE IT! The flavors compliment each other wonderfully and it's an easy recipe for a beginner cook. But both times the parmesan just clumped up and my finished product was tasty although not pretty! There must be something I'm doing wrong! Anonymous Falls Church VA