Pasta al Limone

This impressively delicious recipe is proof that an amazing pasta dish doesn’t require a ton of ingredients, complicated directions or hours in the kitchen.

Serves: 6Prep: 5 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 12 ounces Spaghetti
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 ounces Grated Parmesan Cheese, Plus More for Serving, If Desired
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground pepper, to taste


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions to al dente. Drain, reserving at least 1 cup pasta water.
  • In large skillet, combine cream, lemon zest and lemon juice. Bring to simmer; allow to reduce until mixture coats back of spoon.
  • Whisk in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth sauce forms. Reduce heat to low.
  • Add pasta and Parmesan to skillet, tossing to combine. Add pasta water to thin sauce to desired consistency. Sauce will continue to thicken while cooling.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Top with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.