Penne Pasta with Lemon Sauce

I had a similar dish recently at a German restaurant in Dresden. This is my version of that dish. It's creamy with a great light lemon flavor and is excellent topped with grilled salmon.

(4.3, 66) 89% would make again
Yield: 6

Cuisine: German   Main Ingredient: Pasta


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I just used 3 T lemon juice and 1 T lime juice and it was delicious. I also shorted the pasta by two minutes in the water and then finished it off in the sauce so it absorbed some of the yumminess. Tasty and a nice compliment to a citrus marinated grilled salmon.
hilpol , 3y ago

I found the sauce to be a little bland so I added garlic. However the sauce was extremely to thin. If there was a thickening agent you used please post it.
tiffatccbc , 3y ago

dtbh4t , 3y ago

Could have used a thickening agent of sorts. Otherwise , tasty and refreshing on a hot summers day.
rocozz , 3y ago

LOVED THIS! My husband made it and he added Parmesan cheese to the sauce! It was such a big hit, even with our one-year-old! Goes great with baked asparagus.
zzanderson , 3y ago

Love this sauce! It is a little thin but i usually saute and add 1/2 onion, 1 sliced bell pepper, fresh spinach and mushrooms. It makes a very hearty meal and looks beautiful with the colors of the bell pepper and spinach. I also add fresh Parmesan cheese either on top or mix it in right before serving. Sometimes I will grill chicken and put it in also. Very yummy!
kimberlea81 , 3y ago

I gave it a 2 because I had to add a ton of stuff to it. But as a base recipe it is great for adding various things. This time I added: Green onion, thickened it w/flour, lots of garlic, and spices. I also added peas.
edrizzle630 , 3y ago

This sauce was very tasty, but was too thin.
lauraserwerkarayan , 4y ago

it looks cool and easy!
aymanafanah , 4y ago

Good dish. I added some Parma to thicken. Also let the dish sit for a short while, which also thickens it. Good favors.
scmcooks , 4y ago

To make the sauce thicker, I added Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese and a bit of corn starch. I also topped it off with shredded grilled asparagus and salmon steaks. It came out finger lickin good.
amandatan , 4y ago

It tasted fine after I added Italian seasoning, garlic salt and pepper.
janeebullock , 4y ago

Made this and it turned out amazing. I added a little more lemon juice than the recipe called for and also added some crushed red peppers. Everything turned out wonderfully and I will be making this again very soon!
kalynrosser , 4y ago

I didnt like this sauce at all.. I tried adding things to try and get it to taste better but no luck.. I just threw it away and made an alfredo sauce i got from this site.. Way better!!
cpjsicglc , 4y ago

was pretty good. must remember to make this in advance and give the sauce time to thicken. I made it with baked salmon. I did add a bit of parm cheese to it.
shanewing , 4y ago

I thought this was pretty good. My kids loved it and they are super picky! It was easy and fast to make, the only negative I have about it is the sauce is very thin, will make it again and thicken it. I will probably also add chicken and or broccoli
kgranite79 , 4y ago

Very tasty. I added spring onions garlic mushrooms and asparagus. Great with the lemon flavour.
jojo209 , 4y ago

Very good flavor. I used chicken broth.
miriam11381 , 4y ago

Loved this! Added onion and grilled salmon.
darrenwool , 4y ago

Good, but not great. My 9 y/o didn't like it at all.
mamarua , 4y ago

Very easy and delicious :) family of six loved it !!
6mamastone , 4y ago

Simple to make and VERY good. Nice, subtle taste that goes great with the salmon. My son generally hates it when I make pasta, but he raved about this dish.
ciambo , 4y ago

I love the flavors with this dish, it's awesome! The only thing is the sauce is a little too thin, so next time I will add cornstarch to thickin it up. Otherwise it was easy & very tasty, I cooked chopped up chicken with garlic & onions & added tomatoes with it, yummy! a
v-town , 4y ago

Very good but I used whipping cream not heavy whipping cream. Next time I will spend a little more. I added fresh cheese to thicken and it was good. Made it with grilled lemon chicken.
claire1973 , 4y ago

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