Spaghetti al Limone

Spaghetti al Limone, also known as Lemon Spaghetti, is a traditional Italian pasta dish that hails from the coastal regions of Southern Italy. This culinary gem beautifully combines the vibrant flavors of lemons with the richness of pasta, creating a symphony of taste that lingers on the palate.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Pasta Recipes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 460 kcal


  • 400 g spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain and set aside, saving some of the pasta water.
  • Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add the lemon zest to the skillet and stir for another minute.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and let it simmer gently for 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet, tossing it in the creamy lemon sauce until well coated. If the sauce is too thick, you can add some reserved pasta water to reach the desired consistency.
  • Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper. Mix everything well and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the cheese melts and the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the delightful Spaghetti al Limone!

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