Lemon Butter Pasta w Pecorino Romano

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Recipe: #39097

July 10, 2022

Categories: Spaghetti,

"Simple but delicious, Save a ladle of pasta water to emulsify the sauce"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (103.2 g)
  • Calories 146.6
  • Total Fat - 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 4848.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 31.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook pasta to your liking in salty water Melt butter until it bubbles Add cooked pasta to pan Mix pasta with butter until well coated Add lemon juice followed by a ladle of starchy pasta water Emulsify sauce to your liking Plate and garnish with pecorino romano, lemon rind

Step 2

Tip: when emulsifying any sauce, do not turn heat on high. Put pan on heat for a few seconds and emulsify sauce off heat. High heat breaks sauces without roux or cornstarch slurry in most instances. Repeat this process if adding more pasta water to make the pasta saucier.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


So delicious and very easy. Perfect dish with a tilapia filet and steamed peas.


review by:
(3 Mar 2023)


So simple and so good. The lemon zest really made this dish. Thanks for sharing, Marra. Made for Best of 2022 per dienia b's recommendation.


review by:
(16 Feb 2023)

dienia b

I love this combo ,it's one of my favorites


review by:
(5 Dec 2022)

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