Lemon Pasta

This Lemon Pasta recipe is deliciously tangy and creamy, plus it comes together in under 15 minutes!


– 1 pound spaghetti (or other pasta of your choosing) – Salt – 3 lemons (zested and juiced) – ¼ cup olive oil – ½ cup heavy cream – ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (plus additional for serving) – 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes – Salt and freshly ground black pepper – ½ cup chopped fresh basil (optional)

– Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally.

 1. Cook Pasta

– Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Return drained spaghetti to the pot.

2. Drain

- Whisk lemon juice, oil, heavy cream, Parmesan & red pepper flakes in a bowl to combine. Add ¼ cup of the pasta cooking water and whisk to combine.

3. Make Sauce

- Add lemon sauce to spaghetti in pot; toss until pasta is evenly coated with sauce. Add remaining cooking liquid, if necessary. Season with salt + pepper.

4. Toss

– Garnish with lemon zest, chopped basil (if desired) and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Season + Garnish

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