Lemon Garlic Pasta

Lemon Garlic Pasta | Homan at Home

It’s tomato season! We are rolling in garden fresh tomatoes here, and I had several on the counter that were giving me that look. You know the one – “I’m planning to rot tonight, do you hear me? TONIGHT! AHAHAHAH!!” So I had no option; I had to make something that involved tomatoes. 

We’re getting a little tired of tomato sandwiches and spaghetti sauce, so I decided to try whipping up something new. I started with some seasoned chicken (this is great use for leftovers!), tossed in some pasta (whole wheat, ’cause we’re just that healthy), the threatening  tomatoes, and some spinach I had wilting in the fridge. I topped it off with some lemon juice, garlic powder, and a little butter for flavor. 

And fell in love. Because guys, this is the perfect summer dinner. It throws together quickly, only takes a few minutes of heating, and has a glorious fresh taste that you just can’t top. And for vegetarians, just omit the chicken and you still have a pretty filling, tasty meal.

Also, can we talk about the colors? This pasta looks as fresh as it tastes:

Lemon Garlic Pasta | Homan at Home

Umm, yeah. Now, I will say, this dish tastes best fresh, but you can eat it as leftovers. I would recommend drizzling a little olive oil or melted butter over it when you reheat, otherwise it gets a little dry. The flavors are still great, and the tomatoes and spinach held up just fine. This is definitely going to be a repeat meal around here 🙂

Lemon Garlic Pasta
Serves 4
Fresh spinach and roma tomatoes compliment a tangy lemon garlic sauce for a quick and delicious dinner!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 chicken breast, chopped (feel free to use leftovers)
  2. 2 tomatoes, chopped
  3. 1 cup spinach, chopped
  4. 2 cups penne pasta
  5. 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  6. 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
  7. 1 tsp garlic powder
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a skillet, cook your chicken until white all through.
  2. While chicken is cooking, cook and drain pasta according to directions on package.
  3. Once chicken is done, toss in tomatoes and spinach and heat through.
  4. Add in pasta, butter, garlic powder, and lemon juice. Allow butter to melt and make sure sauce completely coats everything.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
  1. I either use pre-seasoned, leftover chicken from another recipe, or I cook my chicken in a mix of spices including Italian seasoning, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and crushed red pepper (Iove that kick!). Feel free to experiment and see what you like!
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Ooooh la la! This pasta looks so fresh and easy! I love simple pasta dishes. Great recipe!

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