Pasta Al Limone

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
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  • Category Title Pasta

  • Cuisine Type Italian

  • Level Simple

Recipe By: Delallo



  • 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 the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Simmer until combined and the sauce becomes creamy.
  • 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.
  • Once cooked, remove the pasta from the water using tongs and add it directly into 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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