Lemon Linguine Recipe | Pasta Recipes | PBS Food

This lemon linguine recipe is a creamy, lemony pasta side dish that pairs perfectly with roast chicken or pork. Food blogger Jenna Weber explains what her secret ingredient is for this dish in a full post on the Fresh Tastes blog.


Yield: 4 servings


  • 8 oz dry linguine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 8 oz Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (a dash)
  • minced fresh parsley for serving
  • fresh cracked pepper for serving


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the lemon juice, zest, salt and red pepper flakes and mix.
  3. Take the skillet off the heat and slowly add the yogurt (or sour cream). The sauce will appear to break---don’t worry! Immediately add the linguine, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Toss well.
  4. Serve pasta immediately with minced parsley on top.
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