Thursday, October 28, 2021

Easy Peasy Lemon Recipe

Linguine with Lemon

I made this dish last night for dinner and it was so easy and so delicious.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. All you need is pasta, a lemon, a knob of butter, a generous pour of heavy cream and a hunk of the best Parmesan you can get your hands on.


2  tablespoons butter

1  tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest, plus more for serving

½  pound fresh or dried linguine

4  tablespoons heavy cream

2  tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

2  tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra cheese to serve on the side


Bring a pot of salted water to boil.

Heat the butter in a skillet and add the lemon zest.

Drop the linguine into the boiling water. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

Add the cream to the butter and lemon zest mixture. Add the pasta and lemon juice and stir until just heated through. Add the Parmesan and toss. Serve with additional Parmesan and lemon zest on the side.


If fresh linguine is purchased in 9-ounce weight, use this in lieu of the half pound.

(via NYT Cooking)

 A glass of Prosecco was lovely with it.

I highly recommend grating your own Parmesan. If you need a truly great grater (LOL) -  this is it. It zests, grates, and slices.

Cuisipro 4 Sided Boxed Grater

Use it for cheeses, potatoes, citrus, ginger, vegetables - this is highly recommended and I got it on Amazon and use it all the time. This would be a perfect Christmas gift for the serious cook in your life. 

An essential for the lemon lover like me is a great lemon squeezer. This one is easy to use, easy to clean, and gets every last drop out of a lemon.

Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer

This would be a great serving bowl.

Spaghetti Serving Bowl with Lemons and Olives

Or this one.

Italian Lemon Pasta Serving Bowl

Any of these would also make lovely Christmas gifts.


  1. Thank you for the grate tips 😆

  2. I need a new grater -- thanks! And your recipe sounds simply delish.

    1. The grater is pricey but worth it. Even ginger root.

  3. I can't wait to try this recipe. Lemon is one of my favorite flavor profiles.

  4. I printed the recipe, going to try soon. I love lemon flavor in food. Simple recipes are definitely my thing. :)