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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Creamy Lemon and Basil Pasta

I know I've talked about my love for all things lemon before.  We've got a dwarf Meyer lemon tree, and we use all all of the juice (and zest!) our tree can produce!

Lemon is wonderful for sweet things, like my Grandma's Lemon Bars or Lemon Jelly (yum!).  But it is equally suited to savory things, like Lemon Sage White Wine Mustard, or Roasted Peppers with Lemon Vinaigrette... or this tangy, creamy pasta dish.

The fresh tastes of lemon and basil are the perfect foil for the creamy mascarpone cheese in this pasta dish.  Linguine is a great choice for this dish - just right for this light sauce.

Serve this for lunch or as a light dinner.  Or as a side with sausage and peppers.  You'll be happy with it on your plate at any time of the day!

Creamy Lemon and Basil Pasta

by Susan @ Love in the Kitchen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: entree side lemon pasta Italian summer
  • 1 pound dried linguine (one box)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chopped
  • ground pepper
  • Boil pasta in large pot for 9 minutes, or until it reaches the desired tenderness.
  • Drain pasta and return to the pot. Add the lemon juice and mascarpone cheese. Cook over medium low heat, and stir until the cheese is incorporated into the pasta.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the basil. Add freshly ground pepper to taste.
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  1. This is a simple recipe, but it looks so tasty. I have not thought much about having lemon with savory as well as sweet. I think I like it more with savory than sweet now that you mention it. :) Thank you for sharing this creation with us at the Creative Style Linkup!

  2. I so need to plant a lemon tree! We use lemons SO often. This looks mighty tasty! Pinning!

    Your co-host from Creative Style Linkup ~~April~~

  3. Hi there! Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday. This looks so yummy yet easy to make! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!