Pasta Limone

Today is National Fresh Spinach Day. Spinach is my daughter’s favorite vegetable. Around my house we eat it in salads, quiche, twice baked potatoes and in pasta limone.

Pasta Limone If you are unfamiliar with this dish, it is a super quick creamy pasta dish with fresh lemon taste. Any meal I can make in less than 30 minutes is a win for me.

1 lbs. spaghetti noodles
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 small onion minced
1/4 cup whipping cream
1- 10 ounce bag fresh spinach
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Cook spaghetti noodles in salted water until al dente. Reserve 2 cups of pasta water before draining.

In a separate skillet, heat oil till shimmering. Add garlic and onions and cook till softened (about 2 minutes). Whisk in 1 cup of pasta water and cream, bring to a simmer. Add remaining ingredients. Cook until spinach is wilted.

Add reserved pasta water if necessary.

OPTIONAL: Top with additional cheese and fresh basil if desired.  We eat this as a meal without meat (with a side of fresh fruit), but grilled chicken is a great addition.


As always here is a printable recipe card to add to your collection (Pasta Limone Recipe Card)




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