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Pasta Al Limone

Published on July 19, 2023

Pasta Al Limone

This easy lemon pasta dish is sure to impress. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal preparation, it’s perfect for creating a special meal without spending hours in the kitchen.

Creamy pasta is complemented by bright tangy flavors of lemon, making it a favorite dish that everyone at the table will love. Treat your mom or the special someone in your life to a mouthwatering meal this Mother’s Day and take all that extra time to sit back, relax and share a glass of wine together.


  • ½ pound spaghetti pasta (½ package)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 egg yolk (discard the egg white)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup Grana Padano or Parmigiana Reggiano (finely grated)
  • Black pepper and parsley or chives for garnish



    1. Cook the pasta in salted water until very al dente, (undercook the pasta by about 2 minutes per package direction) drain and reserve ¼ – ½ cup hot pasta water.

Lemon Sauce:

    1. In a small bowl whisk together 1 egg yolk, Zest and juice of one lemon and ½ cup heavy cream; mix in 1 cup finely grated Grana Padano or Parmigiana Reggiano


  1. In a medium saucepan on medium/low heat add butter and place drained hot pasta in the pan.
  2. Pour the cheese mixture over the hot pasta and stir.
  3. Add ¼ – ½ cup hot pasta water to blend till creamy. Adjust based on amount of pasta.
  4. Sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper and parsley or chives, serve hot!

*Meat lovers could add a delicious pan-seared sirloin steak with a butter/rosemary topper to accompany the pasta!

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