Linguine al Limone Pasta Recipe

Linguine al Limone Pasta

SERVES 6 to 8

This is a bright, simple, and elegant pasta which can be enjoyed on its own or paired with seared fish or chicken.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon zest (from 2 to 4 lemons)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus more for topping
  • 1 pound linguine
  • Grated parmesan cheese


  1. In a large, deep sauté pan over medium heat, stir butter with lemon zest, juice, salt, and pepper until butter melts. Remove from heat.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Remove 1/2 cup cooking water and reserve.
  3. Drain pasta and add to lemon-butter in sauté pan. Return to medium heat and toss for a few seconds, adding reserved water as needed. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve immediately topped with remaining lemon zest and, if desired, grated parmesan.


Amount Per Serving (Based on 8 Servings)
Calories: 320
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Total Fat: 13 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 250 mg
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Fiber: 0 g
Added Sugars: 0 g
Total Sugar: 2 g
Protein: 7 g
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Ratings and Reviews

“This is a fabulous recipe with leftover salmon or shrimp or by itself. i make it often.”
“This meal is a family favorite, any celebration this dish is there. always accompanied with sautéed shrimp. as a 7th grader who loves nothing more than to cook in the kitchen, this meal cannot be beat for it's simplicity and fabulous result. ”
“Simplicity at it's best. throw in some sautéed shrimp, shallots or mussels and you are in business. ”

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