Real-deal Penne al limone

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Gatinha21

Nice fresh lemon taste, quick and easy. This is a favorite recipe that my sister and best friend always ask me to prepare when I come home. It is a big hit in small dinner parties, but could not be easier to prepare.

Top Review by Maven in the Making

Wonderful flavor! The butter/cream/lemon ingredients add interest and dimension to the pasta. It didn't need to be swimming in sauce - all the flavor was there without all the calories (that would have been there with double or triple the sauce)! DH loved it. I loved that it was a dressed-up dish without a lot of ingredients, just used things I'd usually have on hand. Don't forget that sprinkle of chopped parsley at the end - adds both color and flavor. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot put the water to boil for the pasta.
  2. In a large saucepan melt the butter until is starts to foam, add the lemon juice and let it reduce a bit, maybe 5 minutes.
  3. Set aside.
  4. When the pasta is ready, drain and keep aside.
  5. Return the lemon sauce to the stove and add all of the cream and let it reduce by a half.
  6. Mix the pasta with the cream sauce, add the cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. garnish with fresh parsley stems,.

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