Pasta with Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce

Yield 4-6 servings

Recipe closely adapted from Renee at



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook the pasta according to its package instructions.  Drain it once it’s finished and set it aside.
  3. In the same large pot over medium heat, melt the butter and cook it for 1 to 2 minutes.  {If you want browned butter, cook it until it has a light brown color.}
  4. Add the garlic and thyme and stir.  Cook it until it’s fragrant, about 1 minute, just be careful not to over-brown the butter or garlic.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and add the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt.  Stir it all to combine.
  6. Add the pasta, spinach, and pine nuts and toss it all to coat with the sauce.  Keep mixing it so that the spinach wilts.
  7. Top the pasta with grated Parmesan cheese and serve right away while it’s warm!

Recipe by Unruly Bliss at