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Spaghetti al Limone

4 Servings

15 minutes

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This simple dish may have few ingredients, but it boasts bold, bright flavors. Many versions of include cream, but we preferred to use a little butter and some of the starchy spaghetti-cooking water; this gave the pasta a saucy consistency and light creaminess that didn't mute the freshness of the lemon. Feel free to switch out linguine for the spaghetti and adjust the lemon zest and juice to your taste.




Don't cook the pasta until al dente. Drain it when it's a minute or two shy of al dente; it will continue to cook in the skillet.

15 minutes


  • 5

    tablespoons salted butter, divided

  • 8

    medium garlic cloves, minced


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Kelly G.
April 26, 2023
Delicious as Written
Made it as written, using chopped parsley - delicious!
Micki K.
September 16, 2022
Spaghetti al Limone
Loved this! Bright and light. We added shrimp. Will be a repeat dish in our house.
Tara H.
July 9, 2022
Spaghetti al Limone
Love how light and bright and packed with flavour! Great with salmon and shrimp!
Luba B.

So good! I make it all the time! Easy to make. Thank you!

Norma P.

This was a hit! I made it today, and I fell in love with it. Very flavorful. Thank you for sharing.

Nicole H.

Delicious! It is a bit spicy (at least for me) but I feel like that worked with the lemon. Will definitely be making this again.