spaghetti noodles swirled on a white plate with a fork stuck in the middle and a wedge of parmesan in the background
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Spaghetti al Limone

This quick and easy Spaghetti al Limone recipe is a lifesaver on busy nights and sure to become a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, lemon, main course, italian, recipe, spaghetti, easy
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 626kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk in a can (or heavy cream)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound spaghetti cooked
  • sea salt & fresh black pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking water.
  • In a large skillet, heat cream, lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil over low heat. Add the cooked pasta, Parmesan cheese, and basil.
  • Toss together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add cooking water as needed to thin sauce and coat the pasta.
  • Serve with additional Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.


Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 2.1mg