Pappardelle Pasta al Limone

Posted: July 14

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Few Italian dishes capture the citrusy sunshine of the country as Pappardelle Pasta al Limone. This is a bright, buttery, cheesy pasta dish that tastes like a restaurant specialty but only takes 20 minutes to make. Pappardelle Pasta al Limone is zesty, creamy, and hearty all at once. You’ll be glowing with a summertime shine when you finish this lemony meal.


• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for cooking the pasta. • 1 egg yolk • 1/2 cup heavy cream • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated, plus more for serving • 1 lemon • 8 ounces pappardelle pasta • 2 tablespoons butter, salted or unsalted • 2 tablespoons parsley, freshly chopped


Step 1

Salt a large pot of water and bring it to a boil.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, cream, parmesan, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.

Step 3

Grate the zest from the lemon over the bowl, then slice the lemon in half and squeeze in the juice from one half.

Step 4

Whisk to combine.

Step 5

Cook the pappardelle pasta until al dente, about 8-10 minutes.

Step 6

Drain the pasta and immediately add it to the bowl with the lemon cream mixture.

Step 7

Top with the butter, then use 2 forks or a pair of tongs to gently toss the pasta until it’s coated with the sauce.

Step 8

Cover the bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken.

Step 9

Serve hot, sprinkled with the parsley, additional grated parmesan, and lemon zest!

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