Linguine al Limone Recipe

Linguine al Limone

Serves 6-8

Linguine or spaghetti, tossed with a simple lemon butter. Perfect with fish or chicken.


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp grated lemon zest (2 to 4 lemons)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 box (16 oz) Metropolitan Market Linguine or Spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil (optional)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. In a large, deep sauté pan, stir the butter with the lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper over medium heat until butter melts. Remove from heat.
  2. Cook pasta as package directs. When pasta is done, take out 1/2 cup of 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 some reserved water as needed. Stir in basil, taste, and adjust seasoning.
  4. Serve immediately with cheese and extra black pepper, if desired.


Amount Per Serving (based on 8 servings)
Calories: 320
Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 250 mg
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Fiber: 0 g
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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