Lemon Pasta

Lemon Pasta

Simple ingredients are needed to make this delicious lemon pasta. The lemon sauce is prepared while the pasta is cooking so that it all comes together easily and quickly. Perfect for when you are short on time!

Lemon Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz. Spaghetti
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Lemon, zested
  • 1 cup Grana Padana Cheese, or pecorino cheese
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Salt, to taste
  • Parsley, chopped, optional for topping

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add in the spaghetti and cook as per the package instructions.

In the meantime, start preparing the lemon sauce. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolk. Add in the zest and juice from half of the lemon. Pour in the heavy cream and whisk to combine.

Add in half of the cheese and mix to combine. If too watery, add in more cheese, a little bit at a time, until a creamy consistency.

Once spaghetti is ready, scoop into a frying pan, reserving some of the pasta water. Pour the lemon sauce on top of the spaghetti, add a pinch of salt and mix together over a low flame.

Add a half a ladle of the pasta water and mix. If not saucy enough, add another half scoop of pasta water.

Serve with a sprinkle of cheese on top and some chopped parsley.

Pasquale Sciarappa
Lemon Pasta

Lemon Pasta

Pasquale Sciarappa
Quick, easy and simple Lemon Pasta recipe, perfect for when you are short on time, but want a flavorful dish!
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 10 oz. Spaghetti
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Lemon zested
  • 1 cup Grana Padana Cheese or pecorino cheese
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Parsley chopped, optional for topping

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add in the spaghetti and cook as per the package instructions.
  • In the meantime, start preparing the lemon sauce. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolk. Add in the zest and juice from half of the lemon. Pour in the heavy cream and whisk to combine.
  • Add in half of the cheese and mix to combine. If too watery, add in more cheese, a little bit at a time, until a creamy consistency.
  • Once spaghetti is ready, scoop into a frying pan, reserving some of the pasta water. Pour the lemon sauce on top of the spaghetti, add a pinch of salt and mix together over a low flame.
  • Add a half a ladle of the pasta water and mix. If not saucy enough, add another half scoop of pasta water.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of cheese on top and some chopped parsley.

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Keyword creamy lemon sauce, Lemon Pasta, lemon sauce, spaghetti
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