One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Summer Pasta Recipe

You’ll adore this bright and fresh one-pot summery pasta. It’s like warm sunshine in a bowl. Loaded with fresh lemon zest and juice and lots of garlic and parmesan, with a base of chicken stock and milk. The pasta is baked in the same pot making this an easy, fresh and delicious Garlic Parmesan Summer Pasta Recipe.

summer pasta recipe

We make a light and flavorful pan sauce then place the delicate angel hair pasta inside to cook in the pan sauce until al dente. You’ll love how light and fresh this pasta tastes without being overly heavy or weighing you down.

This garlic parmesan pasta is made with chicken (in the same pan) but also works great with your favorite protein like salmon or shrimp.

If you’ve tried my Lemon Parmesan One-Pan Pasta, you’ll love this lighter, summery take on this fan favorite dish. This summer pasta recipe is light, bright and vibrant with all the flavor with a fraction of the fat and calories.

summer pasta recipe

Why You’ll Love This Pasta:

  • Fresh and Bright – the lemon zest and juice really adds a pop of freshness and tang to brighten up this light pasta.
  • One-Pan – it’s all made in one skillet without having to dirty any extra mixing bowls, pots or pans. 
  • 30 Minute Meal – you’ll love how quick and easy this recipe is to throw together.
  • Light – since this pasta recipe uses milk instead of heavy cream, it’s much lighter and doesn’t make you sleepy or feel like a brick in your stomach after you eat it. 
  • So Flavorful – tons of garlic, parmesan, fresh parsley and lemon shine through in this easy summer pasta recipe.

summer pasta recipe

Key Ingredients

To make this garlic parmesan pasta, we only need a handful of ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. This one-pot summer pasta recipe is easy peasy! 

Angel Hair Pasta – a thin delicate long pasta noodle, similar to spaghetti but more thinner. You can use your favorite pasta.

Chicken – I used two chicken breasts, but you can sub for salmon or shrimp

Blackened Seasoning – I use a cajun blackened seasoning for the chicken. You can use homemade seasoning or a store-bought version.

Butter – just 3 tablespoons is all we need in this recipe

Garlic – fresh garlic is important here as pre-minced will not be flavorful enough.

Chicken Stock – this is the base of the sauce liquid. 

Milk or Half & Half – to add a little creaminess without being too heavy or hearty. 

Parmesan – freshly grated parmesan is folded into the pasta for cheesiness and a sharp bite.

Red Pepper Flakes – in addition to salt and pepper, red pepper flakes add a bit of heat.

Parsley – fresh parsley is minced and add to the finished dish. 

summer pasta recipe

My Favorite Tools

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet (15″)

Lemon Zest Microplane

summer pasta recipe

How to Make One-Pot Summer Pasta

Cook the Chicken

Rub chicken breasts with a little olive oil and season well with blackened seasoning on both sides. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook the chicken about 3 minutes per side, flipping once and reducing heat to low once you flip. Set aside on a plate tented with foil once cooked through.

summer pasta recipe

Make the Pan Sauce

In the same skillet, reduce heat to medium-low. Melt the butter in the skillet, add garlic and saute until fragrant (about 1 minute). Pour in the chicken stock and milk, bring to a low boil. 

summer pasta recipe

Cook the Noodles

Add in the pasta noodles to the pan liquid, breaking in half or carefully bending them to submerge in the liquid once pliable. Cook until they are al dente. 

summer pasta recipe

Finishing Touches

Add in the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Turn off the heat and slice up chicken breasts and add into the pasta. Top with fresh parsley, lemon zest and squeeze over the lemon juice. 

summer pasta recipe

summer pasta recipe

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I hope you enjoyed this recipe for my One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Summer Pasta Recipe. Be sure to comment below with any questions or feedback!

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summer pasta recipe

One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Summer Pasta Recipe

You'll adore this bright and fresh one-pot summery pasta. It's like warm sunshine in a bowl. Loaded with fresh lemon zest and juice and lots of garlic and parmesan, with a base of chicken stock and milk. The pasta is baked in the same pot making this an easy, fresh and delicious Garlic Parmesan Summer Pasta Recipe.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mallory Austin

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts pounded to 1/4 inch even thickness
  • 10 oz. angel hair pasta
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/3 cup milk OR half & half
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated plus more for topping
  • Fresh Parsley to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon zested and cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Rub chicken breasts with a little olive oil and season well with blackened seasoning on both sides. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook the chicken about 3 minutes per side, flipping once and reducing heat to low once you flip. Set aside on a plate tented with foil once cooked through.
  • In the same skillet, reduce heat to medium-low. Melt the butter in the skillet, add garlic and saute until fragrant (about 1 minute). Pour in the chicken stock and milk, bring to a low boil.
  • Add in the pasta noodles to the pan liquid, breaking in half or carefully bending them to submerge in the liquid once pliable. Cook until they are al dente.
  • Add in the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Turn off the heat and slice up chicken breasts and add into the pasta. Top with fresh parsley, lemon zest and squeeze a few wedges of lemon juice over pasta.

Notes

To reheat:
Add a few splashes of milk or chicken stock and a small pat of butter into the bowl of cold pasta before reheating in the microwave. 

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2 Comments

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    Cynthia D Chellberg
    June 17, 2024 at 9:14 pm Parmesan is not listed in the ingredients list. How much is supposed to go into the pasta?
     
    • Reply
      badbatch
      June 17, 2024 at 11:05 pm 1/2 cup! So sorry, I am having a server issue with my recipe card updating.
       

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