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11 Best Lemon Pasta Recipes To Make Dinner Zippy

11 Best Lemon Pasta Recipes To Make Dinner Zippy

Searching for lemon pasta recipes? We’ve gathered the best and brightest lemon pasta dishes—which are delicious enough to get you hooked!

We love lemons so much.

Our all-time favorite lemon recipes include lemon vodka cocktail, lemon cookies, lemon aioli sauce, lemon sorbet, lemon rice, and so much more!

Versatile and packed with a bright and tart flavor, lemons can also be a great replacement to heavy meat sauces for your hearty pasta main dish. 

Speaking of lemon on pasta—are you a fan? If so, you don’t want to miss out on our compilation of lemon pasta recipes. 

Whether you choose Lemon Mac And Cheese, Lemon Herb Pasta Salad, or the wholesome Pasta Primavera, we’ve got enough entries to convince you that pasta and lemon are a perfect match made in heaven. 

To get you started, pick #10!

The citrusy note of Meyer lemon blends well with the creaminess and richness of the cheese sauce; this lemon pasta recipe is pure comfort food!

And before it lands on your family table, ensure that the crisp wine, like Albariño or sparkling wine, is already served.

The highlight of this refreshing pasta salad isn’t lemon, but the tangy marinated chickpeas. 

The underrated legumes are soaked with lemon juice, oil, garlic, and salt then marinated overnight for the best flavor. 

Then, they’re combined with chewy, cooked pasta and finished with a handful of parmesan cheese on top.

These Sirloin beef steak bites have interesting garlic, lemon, parsley, and thyme flavors. A splash of soy sauce is also added, so expect an umami finish in every bite! 

Before cooking the zucchini noodles, sprinkle with salt and allow them to sit for several minutes to take off excess water. 

This avocado lemon pesto features a light, refreshing taste and packs with flavor. The best part? It’s delicious with your favorite gluten-free pasta! 

To create the pesto, you need lemon, fresh basil, avocado, water, and salt. Blend until you get the desired consistency, then pour over pasta.

This satisfying dish mixes fresh summer veggies (chickpeas, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers) tossed with chilled rotini pasta and tangy lemon vinaigrette. 

Feel free to make the salad ahead of time; start by cooking the pasta first, then prep the remaining ingredients the next day.

Thanks to its flavorful lemon sauce, this lemon pasta dish may be light, but it’s flavorful enough to get you hooked. 

Though it makes for a light and fresh dinner, this pasta is also fancy enough to serve at your next date night. Plus, it’s ready in less than 30 minutes!

You’ll be surprised how amazing these crispy fried chicken cutlets are and when you serve them alongside lemon garlic pasta? Say hallelujah!

You can make the sauce more or less tangy. But if you prefer it to be mild, add less lemon juice and include more cream.

Perfect for dinner, this succulent pasta dish is great to use lemon. And what I love about it is it comes together so easily. 

Also, the flavor is top-notch! The perfect blend of the citrus fruit and mascarpone creates a creamy and vibrant flavor, making the pasta go the extra mile.  

The lemon pasta sauce in this recipe doesn’t need to be cooked. All you need to do is mix ricotta, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, lemon then it’s ready to go!

This rich and delish meal requires less than 15 minutes to put together, making it a great entry to try if you’re in a pinch. 

Your whole family would love the simplicity of this pasta dish filled with asparagus.  

Fresh basil, parsley, and red pepper flakes give their wonderful aroma, while pistachios lend a nice crunch. Though it’s optional, sprinkling Bottarga to the pasta adds an umami flavor!

Loaded with roasted asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, and bell peppers, this vegetable pasta recipe is something you shouldn’t miss. 

The reason behind its oh-so-good flavor comes from Italian seasoning, parmesan, and the star—the lemon garlic butter sauce.

The bottom line

Whether you indulge them at your next dinner party with friends or romantic candlelight dinner with your better half, you can’t go wrong with these lemon pasta recipes. 

Oh, and if you somehow are unsure of the quality of those lemons you got at the farmers’ market or grocery store, check the obvious signs that they’ve gone wrong here.

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11 DELICIOUS Ways To Make Lemon Pasta

Are you a fan of pasta? Check out our collection of lemon pasta recipes; #10 will help you get started!


  • Lemon Mac And Cheese
  • Lemon Herb Pasta Salad
  • Steak Bites With Lemon Zucchini Noodles
  • Avocado Lemon Pesto On Pasta
  • Pasta Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
  • Romano Chicken With Lemon Garlic Pasta
  • Lemon Mascarpone Pasta
  • Lemon Ricotta Pasta With Spinach
  • Lemon And Asparagus Pasta
  • Pasta Primavera


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