Lemon pasta

Lemon Pasta Recipe

Add a little zest to your dinner menus with this luscious Lemon Pasta that can be served as a main dish or a side. Our easy lemon pasta recipe includes pancetta, parmigiano, lemon zest and capers, with a dash of red pepper flakes to spice things up. This light and refreshing lemon spaghetti dish serves two, making it perfectly suited for a romantic dinner with your special someone. Pucker up!

Yield: 2 servings

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Ingredients

8 oz. bucatini or another long pasta of your choice
1 Tbsp. salt
4 oz. pancetta, thick slices cut into ½-in. pieces
¾ cup freshly grated parmigiano (Parmesan cheese)
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tsp. capers
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Grated parmigiano for serving

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Stir in salt and add pasta. Cook according to package instructions or until al dente. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. While pasta is cooking, sauté pancetta until crispy and golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.
  3. Add pancetta, parmigiano, lemon zest, capers and red pepper flakes to pasta. Stir until combined.
  4. Divide pasta between 2 plates and serve with grated parmigiano.