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One-pot pasta with lemony creamy sauce made in a skillet

One pot Creamy Lemon Pasta

Making this lemon pasta is incredibly easy. You need only one pot/ skillet and 20 minutes.
Course Main Course, noodles pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Creamy, easy dinner recipe, Lemon Pasta, One-pot
Servings 4 servings
Author Subhasmita


  • Dutch Oven or skillet


  • 250 grams dried pasta (8 oz)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • zest of a lemon
  • ½ teaspon pepper
  • cup freshly grated parmesan
  • Parsley to garnish


  • In a large skillet heat butter. Saute garlic for 30 seconds until it is aromatic.
  • Slowly add chicken stock. When the chicken stock just starts to boil add dried pasta to the skillet.
  • Reduce the heat a bit, so the chicken stock isn't boiling rapidly. Let the pasta cook until it is al dente.
  • Reduce the heat and add heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Toss everything well. Switch off the flame.
  • Add freshly grated parmesan, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Serve with sprinkle of chopped parsely.



  1. Keep ½ cup of warm chicken stock handy. If the liquid in the pan has reduced but the pasta is not cooked, then add the remaining stock. 
  2. This is a true one-pot recipe, as everything is done in a single pan. No multiple pans, so hassle-free cleaning.