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Spaghetti Limone

Spaghetti Limone is a buttery, lemony pasta dish drizzled with olive oil and topped with plenty of parmesan cheese that is on the table in just a few minutes!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Spaghetti Limone
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 259 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 8 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • ½ medium lemon, juiced (approximately 2½ tablespoons)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into 1 tablespoon pats, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot filled with salted water to a boil.
  2. Add noodles and cook until al dente, according to package directions.

  3. Drain noodles and reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Set the cooked noodles aside.

  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, add ¼ cup pasta water, lemon juice, and 4 tablespoons of the butter.

  5. Once butter is melted, add the cooked noodles and toss to coat.

  6. Add ½ teaspoon salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons butter.

  7. Once the butter has melted, divide noodles into warmed bowls.

  8. Top each bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and 2-3 tablespoons parmesan cheese per bowl. Serve immediately.