creamy lemon pasta is simple, creamy, bright, and refreshing. A pasta recipe you MUST make. This is one of my FAVES! It went totally VIRAL on Instagram and for a good reason. You are going to want to make this.
Simple Pasta Limone (serves 2)
1/2 box pasta
1 Lemon, Zested (and for juice)
3 tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 C Parmesan Cheese (and more for topping)
1/4 C Heavy Cream
1/4 C Pasta Water
Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
Boil salted water and cook pasta according to instructions.
Zest the lemon and set aside. Cut the lemon in half and save to juice later.
In a large pan, heat 3 tbsp butter on medium. Mix / melt. Add in fresh garlic and cook until fragrant and sizzling. About 1 minute.
Add heavy cream, the lemon juice, and half the Parmesan cheese. Reduce to low and mix. Add in lemon zest and fresh ground pepper to taste. Mix. Let it simmer / bubble.
Add in pasta and pasta water. Toss gently until the pasta is glossy. Add the rest of the parm and continue to toss.
Serve with fresh ground pepper, more freshly grated parm and sprinkle the lemon zest on top.
Check out a video of this recipe over on Instagram here.