Pasta al Limone Recipe

When life gives you lemons … make lemonade, right? While a cold glass of lemonade is undeniably satisfying, lemons can be incorporated into just about any dish, from curries and chutneys to soups, salads, sheet pan meals, and so much more.

In fact, this citrus fruit is a home cook’s secret weapon – you can always count on lemons to amp up the flavor, as well as the nutrition, of your culinary creations. Lemons are a great source of fiber and vitamin C, and consuming them regularly could lower your risk for cancer, heart disease, and kidney stones. This is one simple staple that needs to be added to your rotation, stat. Squeeze the day with this delicious lemon recipe!

Pasta al Limone

Recipe by Claire Ellison
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Claire Ellison loves to put a healthy spin on classic recipes, like this luxurious Pasta al Limone.


  • 1 box

    gluten-free linguine (Banza preferred)

  • 3 Tbsp.

    salted butter (can sub with ghee or olive oil)

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 tsp.


  • 1 cup

    half & half

  • Fresh parsley, roughly chopped for garnish


  • Boil and salt your pasta water. Add linguine and cook until al dente. Reserve a bit of your pasta water before straining.

  • In a large pan, melt butter on medium heat. Once melted, add lemon zest (reserving some for garnish), lemon juice, and salt. Be careful that the butter doesn’t brown!

  • Add half & half and let simmer on medium-low for 3-5 minutes. Add pasta and a splash of reserved pasta water to the pan and coat pasta with cream sauce.

  • Plate and garnish with extra lemon zest and parsley. Buon appetito!

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    “It is so easy to make and always a crowd pleaser, so add this to your spread when you can host post-pandemic. It’s a great wintertime comfort food without being dark and heavy, and the bright lemon at the center of the recipe is unexpected and really makes me smile when I eat it!”

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