Spaghetti al Limone Recipe

Spaghetti al Limone Recipe

How To Make Spaghetti al Limone

With its sophisticated flavors, you’ll be surprised by how light this spaghetti al limone is. The combo of tangy lemon and creamy cheese is simply tasteful!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1lbspaghetti
  • cupsParmigiano-Reggiano cheese,freshly grated
  • ¾cuplemon juice,fresh
  • 1cupextra virgin olive oil
  • ½tspsea salt
  • ½tspfreshly ground pepper
  • 2tsplemon zest,grated
  • 2cupsbasil leaves,slivered, firmly packed


  1. In a large pot, cook the spaghetti in salted, boiling water until al dente

  2. Place a colander over a large serving bowl, then drain spaghetti into it. Pour water from bowl, wipe bowl dry, then empty spaghetti into it.

  3. Combine cheese and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl. Gradually beat in olive oil until the mixture becomes thick and creamy and cheese “melts” into oil.

  4. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in lemon zest.

  5. Pour the sauce over cooked spaghetti in serving bowl, then toss thoroughly. Add basil, and toss again.

  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 753.91kcal
  • Fat: 46.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.47g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.22g
  • Fiber: 2.77g
  • Sugar: 3.14g
  • Protein: 23.54g
  • Cholesterol: 25.28mg
  • Sodium: 517.52mg
  • Calcium: 474.36mg
  • Potassium: 262.44mg
  • Iron: 1.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 98.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.10mg
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