Lemon Spaghetti is crazy simple to make it's ready in the time it takes to cook the spaghetti!!!
4.05 from 20 votes

Lemon Spaghetti

LEMON SPAGHETTI is a light pasta recipe that everyone goes wild for! Even my kids couldn't get enough!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Aubrey Cota


  • 1 lb thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest divided
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, making sure to salt the water
  • in a large bowl whisk together oil, Parmesan 1 tbsp lemon zest and lemon juice
  • drain pasta and add to the lemon sauce in bowl
  • toss pasta in sauce
  • add salt to taste and pepper
  • toss in the fresh Italian parsley
  • sprinkle remaining 1 tbsp lemon zest on top of pasta
  • enjoy!!