Simple Weeknight Dinner Ideas: Lemon & Basil Bow Ties

Planning your weeknight meals can be a handful, especially when there are after school activities, homework to complete, or even the simple factor of time.

Let us help make dinner tonight a little bit easier without skimping on the flavor. Pair with the perfect protein or serve as is, this dish is full of fresh basil complimented by a lemon kick and topped with fresh parmesan. This recipe is quick, simple, and will for sure become a go-to meal for any busy night of the week!

Simple Weeknight Dinner Ideas: How to make Lemon & Basil Bow Ties

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Cook 4 cups of bow tie pasta according to package instructions.


While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, sauté garlic in olive oil for 1 minute or until the garlic is nice and fragrant.

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Stir in lemon juice, lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Then, drain your pasta and add it to the skillet.

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Toss in basil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the basil has wilted.


Top it all off with shredded parmesan cheese and serve!

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