Perfect Lemon Pasta
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lemon zest, if desired
  • Grana Padano Cheese, freshly grated
  • Egg tagliatelle
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Bring a stockpot of water to boil and heavily salt it. It should taste like the ocean. Drop in the tagliatelle and set a timer for four minutes, or one minute less than the package instructions.
  2. As soon as you've added the pasta to the water, heat the half and half and butter in a wide skillet. While whisking constantly, add the lemon juice and continue whisking so that it does not curdle. If you want a bolder lemon flavor, you can add a little lemon zest.
  3. When the timer for the pasta goes off, the lemon sauce should be hot. Move the pasta into the skillet of lemon sauce, with a splash of pasta water, and simmer for one minute, or until the pasta is perfectly cooked. Add a generous amount of freshly grated Grana Padano and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Recipe by The Taste Edit at