Are you looking for a bright, fresh, and satisfying pasta dish? This Keto Lemon Butter Pasta (or pasta al limone as it’s known in Italy) is a delicious comfort dish that won’t derail your diet.
Intermediate fasters should note—this recipe is Jorge Cruise approved not to break your fast. If you're looking for something to tide you over during fasting periods, look no further! This lemon butter pasta is perfect!
Lemon Butter Pasta, a Mediterranean Classic
It’s no secret that the Mediterranean is known for lemons. From the food to the décor, lemons are ubiquitous throughout the region.
It so happens that Sicily is one of the largest lemon-growing areas in the world. Many lemon types are grown there, including the Sfusato Sorrentino and Sfusato Amalfitano. Lemons are used to flavor fish, olive dishes, beverages, and desserts.
No wonder lemon pasta is an Italian favorite! Pasta al limone (or lemon pasta) can be found on many menus with different variations throughout the country (and on many Italian restaurant menus here in the United States too).
Lemon butter pasta is one of those dishes that is simple, satisfying, and flavorful. With just a few ingredients, you have a perfect vegetarian-friendly pasta that's yummy on its own or great with your favorite protein (like chicken, shrimp, or salmon).
But you’re watching your weight. You’re following keto and watching carbs. So pasta is off the menu, right?
Not so fast! This keto-friendly lemon butter pasta recipe is made with a secret ZERO net carb ingredient that makes it guilt-free! In fact, this pasta is so guilt-free that it won’t even break an intermittent fast. How is that possible? Discover It’s Skinny!
All About It’s Skinny Zero Net Carb Pasta
This spaghetti al limone recipe is keto-friendly and extremely low-carb because of It’s Skinny Pasta. It’s Skinny is the ultimate keto dieter's secret.
This pasta has ZERO net carbs and only 9 calories per pack. It’s high in satiating glucomannan fiber, making it very filling. It will keep your blood sugar steady—no hunger crash—despite letting you stay in "fasting mode." It's the secret to following a diet plan without suffering from hunger and frustration.
How does It’s Skinny do it? It’s made from a special vegetable called konjac. Konjac, a turnip-like root, is very popular in Asia for both food and medicine. Shirataki or konjac miracle noodles have only recently become popular in Western diets, but people are starting to uncover this fantastic secret ingredient for diet success.
It’s Skinny is gluten-free, vegan, keto-friendly, paleo-friendly, low-carb (ZERO net carbs per serving), and low-calorie. Now, with all that, you’d think it’s too good to be true. But believe it! It’s Skinny tastes very similar to traditional pasta.
We’ve made It’s Skinny in four varieties—perfect for lightening up all kinds of dishes. In this keto lemon butter pasta, we use Spaghetti (a classic), but there are other varieties as well:
- Angel Hair
Yep! There’s even It’s Skinny Rice! Perfect for homemade sushi bowls, fake-out takeout, or your favorite Mexican rice bowl recipes. You can recreate any pasta or rice dish with It’s Skinny—even rice pudding!
It's Skinny heats up right in the pan with the other ingredients. There's no need to boil water or worry about cooking times. Open the pack, drain your It's Skinny Pasta (or Rice), and put it in the pan. It's that easy. Some folks like to rinse their pasta and pat it dry before adding it to the ingredients; it's a matter of personal preference.
It’s Skinny has a mild flavor that won’t overpower your sauce or other ingredients. It’s the perfect delivery device for your favorite protein, yummy sauce, or cheesy toppings.
If you aren’t sure where to start, we suggest ordering the It’s Skinny Variety Pack. You'll get a six-pack that includes all four types of It's Skinny, so you can try everything and find your favorite.
As for Lemon Butter Pasta, we like It's Skinny Spaghetti because it plays well with the creamy sauce (and it's just so classic). But you could also try this dish with Fettuccine or even Angel Hair. The sauce is delicate enough to work with any noodle.
Your Questions About Keto Lemon Butter Pasta, Answered
You may have some questions if you haven't worked with It’s Skinny Pasta. We have the answers to help your It's Skinny experience be a success.
Will It’s Skinny Pasta Break My Fast?
Diet and Intermittent Fasting expert Jorge Cruise loves It's Skinny Pasta because his clients can enjoy a delicious and satisfying bowl of noodles without shifting their bodies out of fasting mode. If you're following intermittent fasting, where you go 12, 16, or even 20 hours between meals, It's Skinny will be your new best friend.
Because there are ZERO net carbs in It’s Skinny pasta, you can have a bowl of pasta with a bit of butter, Parmesan cheese, or in this case, keto-friendly cream cheese and lemon without breaking your fast. The pasta helps you stay full and keep up your willpower.
Can I Add Protein to Keto Lemon Butter Pasta?
You can definitely customize this keto lemon butter pasta with It’s Skinny Spaghetti and make it your very own. However, keep in mind that adding other ingredients, like chicken or fish, might change the stats—important to note if you're following an intermittent fasting plan.
With a delicious addition of protein, this keto lemon butter pasta makes a great dinner. Top it with a grilled chicken breast, add in some sautéed shrimp, or enjoy it as a side with baked salmon. Any protein that pairs well with lemon and creamy sauce will go well with this yummy low-carb It’s Skinny Spaghetti bowl.
Can I Add More Vegetables to this Dish?
More veggies are always welcome! Again, any additional vegetables will increase the stats on this dish and likely shift you out of fasting mode, but it still makes a delicious keto-friendly lunch or dinner meal!
Try this keto lemon butter pasta with spinach, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, or broccoli. The lemon, parsley, and basil pair well with many different vegetables, like zucchini, as well. As with any It’s Skinny recipe, you can customize it and really make it unique to suit your tastebuds!
Keto Lemon Butter Pasta Bowl with It’s Skinny Spaghetti Recipe
If you're ready to enjoy this keto take on Spaghetti al limone, you can whip up this dish in just a few minutes. It’s a perfect quick lunch, keto-friendly dinner, or fasting-friendly nosh. Don’t miss this satisfying, comforting, creamy keto lemon butter pasta!
IngredientsSpaghetti | It's Skinny
- 1 Bag It’s Skinny Spaghetti
- ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoon butter, divided
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 scallions (whites only)
- 2 tablespoon keto-friendly cream cheese
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoon grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon dried or fresh parsley and basil