Lemon spaghetti with garlic artichoke sausage

This lemon spaghetti recipe is from the "Everyday Italian" cookbook by Giada De Laurentiis. I added the sausage to give it a little more oomph and to make it more of a main dish.

1 pound spaghetti
2/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Aidells brand garlic and artichoke precooked sausages (found at most supermarkets)

Slice precooked sausages and brown slightly in saute pan. Set aside.

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Toss the pasta with the sausage, lemon sauce, and the reserved cooking liquid (if needed). Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.

Wow! This recipe was really easy and pretty dang good. My favorite part is that I pretty much stock these ingredients in my fridge so this recipe is a great backup plan if I don't really have much time to cook.
Adding the sausage made it more filling.
Husband approved

{Serve with}
Salad and garlic bread

30 min or less (more like 20min...woohoo!)

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