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Pasta Al Limone – Creamy Lemon Pasta

Pay homage to the sweet and tangy brilliance of your favorite citrus fruit with this easy weeknight recipe. Pay homage to the sweet and tangy brilliance of your favorite citrus fruit with this easy weeknight recipe. Pasta al Limone is a creamy, buttery, lemony pasta sure to brighten your dinner table.

Lemon Pasta on a White Dish
  • Prep Time

    5min

  • Cook Time

    15min

  • Total Time

    20min

  • Serving Size

    4-6

  • Category Title Pasta

  • Cuisine Type Italian

  • Level Simple

Recipe By: Delallo

Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring 5 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large pot. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove long strips of zest from one lemon and set aside. Cut the zested lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a small mixing bowl. Using a Microplane, zest the additional lemon
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the cream and zest from the additional lemon on a medium setting. Whisk continuously until it begins to simmer.in the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Simmer until combined and the sauce becomes creamy.
  • Add the hot pasta and the reserved pasta water to the saucepan. Stir to combine. Cook together for 2 more minutes to marry flavors.
  • Add Parmigiano and lemon juice to the pasta.
  • Serve topped with reserved strips of lemon zest and a pinch of black pepper.

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