Spaghetti al Limone

Happy Friday! I made this pasta for dinner about a month ago on my Instastories. It must have looked extra yummy, because of a bunch of you asked me to put up the full recipe on my blog. So here it is!

It’s so simple to make, and great for this time of year (nothing says summer like the taste of lemon!). Try it out and let me know what you think, I hope you love it!

Spaghetti al Limone

Serves: 4-5


3/4 Box of Spaghetti

2 Lemons

1 1/2 Cups of Parmesan Cheese

2 1/2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

2 Cups of Spinach

3-5 Tablespoons of Pasta Water

Freshly Ground Peppper

Lemon Zest



Boil the spaghetti in salted water until al dente.

While spaghetti cooks, cut one of the lemons into slices and set aside for later. Zest the other lemon and cut it in half for juicing. In a large bowl combine lemon zest, parmesan, olive oil, and plenty of ground pepper.

Squeeze in both halves of the zested lemon (pro tip: squeeze the lemon over the zester to catch any seeds) over the parmesan, and mix it all together until it forms a smooth paste. Pour spinach over the paste and gently fold in.

Once the spaghetti is ready, spoon it directly into the bowl of spinach and lemon paste without using a strainer. Add 3-5 tablespoons of pasta water directly from the pot to create a sauce.

Mix everything in the bowl together until all the spaghetti and spinach are evenly coated. Serve immediately and top with extra parmesan and ground pepper. Garnish with a lemon slice and enjoy.

Bon Appétit!

Ps. Can I ask a big favor? If you’d like more pasta recipes like these on The Style Sensor, will you let me know either on my Instagram or in the comments below? I always love hearing from you!

xo Cristina



5 thoughts on “Spaghetti al Limone”

  • Such a great light, summer dish – I make something very similar except with Italian parsley, instead of spinach!

  • Hi Cristina! We made this for dinner last night and it knocked our socks off. Light, fresh, and packed with flavor. Perfect for a summer Sunday dinner. Thanks so much for sharing it!

    • YAY! I’m so happy to hear you made it and liked it!!! It’s really one of my favorites 🙂

      Hope you’re having a great summer!! xoxo

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