Chef Chuck's Spaghetti with Lemon Sauce

Spaghetti al Limone

A great vegetarian pasta dish so light, easy and quick to prepare.  It's made with fresh lemons, butter and cream, any ribbon pasta will work with this recipe.  Sprinkle parmigiano cheese and fresh cut basil on top. If your short on time here is the dinner choice for you! Serve with a white wine, a green salad and and some good crunchy Italian bread.

Spaghetti with Lemon Sauce

1 pound spaghetti
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup heavy cream
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
parmigiano cheese, grated
salt and pepper

Cook pasta in boiling salted water till al dente.  Meanwhile in a large frying pan heat butter add cream and lemon juice set aside.  Drain pasta reserving a 1/2 cup pasta water, and place in pan. Add lemon zest, pasta water, salt and pepper toss.  Sprinkle cheese and basil on top.
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  1. This looks wonderful! Never thought to make a creamy lemon pasta sauce before!

  2. Glad to hear! This recipe is perfect for a summer time pasta...