Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Can be served as a main dish or simple side dish. See variations.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente, 7-10 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over low heat, stirring until creamy.
  3. Stir in lemon zest and juice.
  4. Toss lemon sauce with hot pasta; serve.
  5. *Spaghetti with Lemon Butter and Tuna: add 1 (6 oz.) can chunk light tuna, well drained, and 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley to the lemon sauce; heat gently 1 minute before tossing with hot pasta.
  6. *Spaghetti with Lemon Butter and Peas: add 1 cup frozen peas to the butter; heat, stirring, over low heat until peas are tender, about 3 minutes; add the zest and lemon juice; toss with hot pasta.
  7. *Spaghetti with Lemon Butter and Shredded Zucchini: shred 2 small zucchini (about 6 ounces); add to butter; heat, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes; add the lemon zest and juice; toss with the hot pasta.

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