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TikTok Lemon Pasta (Spaghetti Limone)

This simple Lemon Pasta (Spaghetti Limone) recipe is made with just 4 ingredients and ready in just 15 minutes! Loaded with vibrant citrus and salty parmesan and butter - the whole family will love this easy Italian-inspired dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian, Italian Inspired
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 575kcal


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 2 lemons juiced - save halves
  • ½ cup grass-fed salted butter


  • Bring water to a boil and season with sea salt. Cook pasta until al dente, turn off heat, and do not strain.
    1 pound spaghetti
  • While the pasta is cooking, grate the Parmesan into cheese dust by grating in a circular motion on the zesting side of a box grater. Set aside.
    8 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • Use tongs to transfer the pasta from the water to a clean pot - do not turn on the heat. You will use the heat of the pasta to do the rest of the "cooking".
  • Clean the lemons and juice them, discarding any seeds. Add the lemon juice along with the lemon halves and the butter into the pot with the pasta and stir vigorously to melt the butter.
    2 lemons, ½ cup grass-fed salted butter
  • Add ladles of pasta water to build the sauce to desired consistency. I usually use about ⅓ to ½ cup to get it where I want it.
  • Plate on a hot plate and pour a little extra sauce over the top and finish with a handful of Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 732mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 776IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 477mg | Iron: 2mg