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a scoop of creamy Meyer lemon pasta

Creamy Meyer Lemon Pasta

This rich and Creamy Meyer Lemon Pasta uses just the right amount of lemon to give the pasta a light and fresh citrus taste.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 650


  • 1 pound pasta (I used wide noodles)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 leek (sliced thin)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (about 2 cloves, minced )
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • ½ cup Pecorino Romano (grated )


  • Boil at least 4 quarts of salted water. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain, and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the leeks to the pan. Saute, stirring often until the leeks are softened and just starting to brown.
  • Add the garlic and saute another minute or two.
  • Add the heavy cream and reduce heat to medium low. Cook the cream until reduced by about half. Once the cream is reduced, add the lemon zest, rosemary, and cheese. Serve warm.


Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1565IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1mg