Thursday, May 27, 2021

Spaghetti a Limone #LemonWeek

The bright, fresh taste of lemons turns this easy pasta dish into something special.  Perfect as a Meatless Monday Meal or as a side dish.

Spaghetti a Limone

Today is the 4th day of Lemon Week and my second of three recipes that I'm sharing with you......

Welcome to #LemonWeek 2021 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours!  What better way to welcome summer than with over 50 recipes featuring bright and sunny lemons? Come join me and my fellow Lemon Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrées and desserts!

Chicken Piccata

On Monday I shared a recipe for this delicious Chicken Piccata.  I served the Spaghetti a Limone as a main course however it would be a great side with this chicken or just grilled chicken breasts.  You can also add leftover chicken to this if you have any on hand.  I think Shrimp would be a delicious addition as well.

Spaghetti a Limone with Wine

When the weather gets steamy as it has been in Michigan, I like a light meal so I just served this along with a bottle of crisp, chilled Chenin Blanc.

Let's see what the others are serving up today.......

Thursday #LemonWeek Recipes

You can find the past week's worth of recipes by searching #LemonWeek on social media.  Tomorrow I have a Friday Cocktail for you.....see you then.

Pasta, Lemon, Meatless, quick, easy
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Spaghetti al Limone

Spaghetti al Limone

The bright, fresh taste of lemons turns this easy pasta dish into something special. Perfect as a Meatless Monday Meal or as a side dish.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 lemon
  • 12 oz. spaghetti
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 c. heavy cream
  • 6 T. butter
  • 3/4 c. parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling, if desired


  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil.  Cook pasta to very al dente ( a couple minutes less than cooking time on package)
  2. Finely grate the lemon zest into a large heavy pot.  Add cream to the pot and cook over medium heat, whisking, until it just comes to a simmer.  Reduce heat to medium low and whisk in the butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until melted and the sauce is creamy. 
  3. Scoop out 3/4 c. of the pasta water and add it to the cream sauce.  Increase heat to medium.  Using tongs or a spider transfer the pasta to the sauce and cook, tossing frequently and adding the parmesan gradually until sauce is thickened and creamy.  Squeeze the juice from the lemon into the pot, toss again, adding more cheese or a little more water if needed to get the sauce to your desired consistency.
  4. Serve immediately.


Adapted from a recipe found at Epicurious.

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  1. Yummm. I love the creamy lemon idea for pasta! Totally saving this.

  2. Fantastic recipe! Just the right balance of flavors and perfect with a grilled chicken breast

  3. I bet this would be delicious with some grilled shrimp as well. Love the simple, bright flavor profile.

  4. Totally agree that fresh and bright flavor of lemon makes everything flavorful. We love this pasta and your spaghetti limone is a comfort meal for me.


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