Chef Giada De Laurentiis notes that many make the mistake of going overboard with pasta sauce. In other words, keep it simple.
De Laurentiis' sauce features only four simple ingredients: olive oil, garlic, lemon (the zest and juice), and a dash of pepper.
After sauteing the mixture to golden perfection, she combines it with trottole pasta. You can certainly use whichever noodles you prefer, so long as they're cooked al dente.
Don’t pour your leftover pasta water down the drain because it's the hero ingredient. Add a ladle or two of the hot water to the garlic-lemon mixture for a signature sauce-y feel.