Print

Did you make this? Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram at @thrivinghome so we can see your creations and cheer you on!

Creamy Lemon Pasta Sauce

While this pasta dish is warm and creamy, the lemon and orange zests brighten it up and bring a big flavor!

Yield: 4 servings 1x
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Units:
Scale:

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. spaghetti or linguine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cognac or 2 tablespoons dry sherry (sherry cooking wine will work)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 navel orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for the pasta water
  • 12 leaves fresh basil, chopped or torn
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • optional: add 1 lb of cooked shrimp to the pasta. I love it this way!

Before You Begin! If you make this, please leave a review and rating letting us know how you liked this recipe! This helps our business thrive & continue providing free recipes.

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions until al dente, making sure to salt the water once it comes to a boil. Drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, warm the cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Add in the dry sherry, lemon and orange zest, and salt. Simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the basil.
  5. Toss the hot, drained pasta with the sauce and grated cheese.

Equipment

© Author: Polly Conner
Cuisine: Italian Method: Stove top