Molly Makes Pasta al Limone | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 25 October 2018
  • Join Molly in the Test Kitchen as she makes Pasta al Limone. This classic lemon sauce recipe has a lot of fat and a lot of acidity, so don’t be shy with adding salt and taste as you go. It will likely require more than you think to strike that perfect balance.
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Comments • 1 981

  • Molly Baz
    Molly Baz  11 months back

    “You heard it here first people—these noods are even more bangin’ than Cacio e Pepe. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it!

    • Ramesh Parera
      Ramesh Parera  7 days back

      This is a lets get fat pasta farty

    • Elisavet Palazzolo
      Elisavet Palazzolo  3 weeks back

      its got everything cacio e pepe has plus lemon!! its so much better!!!

    • Marcus D
      Marcus D  3 weeks back

      Molly Baz I want you.

    • kaiju k
      kaiju k  4 weeks back

      @Hayden Murphy a lot of people on the plane do that

    • RamenNoods
      RamenNoods  4 weeks back

      Hehehehehehe you said pepe

  • Easton Janecek
    Easton Janecek  2 hours back

    1 Tablespoon is 1/2 oz.

    • tracy da silva
      tracy da silva  3 hours back

      hooooooly moly. finally just made this after watching the video 3 or 10 times in the last week. Mannnn, this might be my new favorite pasta.

      • SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE
        SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE  17 hours back

        Can I use pecorino instead? My family never buys parmigiano reggioano. I'd rather make this with ingredients I already have instead of buying more

        • Sean Ward
          Sean Ward  1 days back

          People so surprised this tastes great, it’s loaded with butter, cream and cheese, it would be impossible to taste bad. Lol

          • Manuel Alejandro González-Ramos

            That ginger guy is so beautiful 🥰

            • Peaches Jackofski
              Peaches Jackofski  3 days back

              I’m so trying this tomorrow!! Thank you!! 💖

              • Renee
                Renee  3 days back

                This is hands down some of the best pasta I've ever had. Well done.

                • Kilonova
                  Kilonova  4 days back

                  Does it need to be a dutch oven?

                  • Robert
                    Robert  4 days back

                    Am I the only one who thinks Molly is hot

                    • Sean Ward
                      Sean Ward  1 days back

                      Robert yes Robert, you are the only one, her husband doesn’t think so, neither does a large majority of Bon appetites 4.4 million subscribers, you are definitely the only one 🤔😂

                  • m0lika1
                    m0lika1  4 days back

                    Ahhh I'm so happy I'm on a bon appetit binge and came across this video cuz I went to Italy earlier this year and tried this dish and it was one of if not thee most delicious pasta I've ever had. Now I'm gonna make it myself!

                    • Marco Menghini
                      Marco Menghini  4 days back

                      I just love molly and THANK YOU for that salt in the water I’m like YES PRAISE every time she is like « I know that’s a lot of salt » that’s also how you cook pasta

                      Anyway, love you molly

                      • Samantha Godard
                        Samantha Godard  5 days back

                        This is so freaking delicious that it even tastes good as a left over.

                        • Jamie Ostellino
                          Jamie Ostellino  6 days back

                          I could NEVER knock anything that involves pasta, lemon, cream & butter....this is a marriage made in heaven...oh and fresh parmesan too!! I mean WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR??? Im on my way to the grocery store as we speak.. ive watched this video about 12 times and I'm finally gonna make it... i just can't take it anymore!!

                          • Lesslie Gallardo
                            Lesslie Gallardo  6 days back

                            So good! I used almond milk (it’s all I had) and it thickened up fine!

                            • JKG
                              JKG  4 days back

                              Did you use pregrated parm or did you grate it yourself??

                          • Doug Reggio
                            Doug Reggio  6 days back

                            Soooooo gooood

                            • Ramesh Parera
                              Ramesh Parera  7 days back

                              The beautiful thang about pasta its a peasant food u can make it with some old peas in a pod and olive oil

                              • Ramesh Parera
                                Ramesh Parera  7 days back

                                U can see she likes heavy cream ..very french

                                • luke colegate
                                  luke colegate  7 days back

                                  Of course she ruins it by putting in cream , so Un-authentic typical American

                                  • TheFuzzyPenguin
                                    TheFuzzyPenguin  1 weeks back

                                    WHY so much salt in the boiling water?

                                  • Thicc Picc
                                    Thicc Picc  1 weeks back

                                    Tommy should be in a video with Molly sometime. Adam kinda goofed it hard in the recent one. Reminded too much of dealing with my husband in the kitchen

                                    • Paola A.
                                      Paola A.  1 weeks back

                                      This pasta recipe is to die for!! It is now one of my favorite recipes to do. It is so lemony but oh so good!!

                                      • Daniel Callahan
                                        Daniel Callahan  1 weeks back

                                        send noods ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                        • Bree Bridger
                                          Bree Bridger  1 weeks back

                                          Can confirm -- this dish is delicious and easy! Can also confirm it really doesn't microwave well! Despite best efforts, it is predictable that the butter emulsified in the sauce seperates and melts away, leaving behind a yellow puddle at the bottom of the bowl. Make this recipe for the family or for a dinner party, don't plan on leftovers!

                                          • leafamoos
                                            leafamoos  1 weeks back

                                            is there a way to make a vegan "beurre monte"? i thought of using coconut milk instead of the cream, but what would be a good substitute for the butter to get a similar effect?

                                            • Bree Bridger
                                              Bree Bridger  1 weeks back

                                              I think that the butter is used to thicken the cream, so if your substitute is already pretty thick then you probably don't need anything to play the butter role here. But, also -- this dish is like 70% dairy. You may have better luck getting the right flavor of this dish with an olive-oil based lemony pasta sauce!

                                          • Sunshine Baking-Momma
                                            Sunshine Baking-Momma  1 weeks back

                                            You had me at lemon! 🍋

                                            • Michelle
                                              Michelle  1 weeks back

                                              Just made this and it was really good. I didn't have parmesan so I had to find a substitute and the only one I could find was laughing cow cheese. For anyone wondering, I used six triangles of cheese and added about 1cup more of the pasta water after

                                              • Queen Of Memes
                                                Queen Of Memes  1 weeks back

                                                Would've been good to add a tadddd of green.

                                                Some parsley on top or like some basil

                                                • Bree Bridger
                                                  Bree Bridger  1 weeks back

                                                  I mixed in some peas at the end (frozen, heated in the still-hot-but-off-heat pasta water), after the cheese!

                                              • Teetwo Dev
                                                Teetwo Dev  1 weeks back

                                                When did she add the 2 tablespoons of lemon?

                                                • F S
                                                  F S  1 weeks back

                                                  Rumor has it that the noodle is still on the ceiling

                                                  • Claudia Askes-Blum
                                                    Claudia Askes-Blum  2 weeks back

                                                    No cream in the Italian orginal: the creaminess comes from the lemon juice, pasta water and little bit of parmigiano.

                                                    • Heedy
                                                      Heedy  2 weeks back

                                                      this was my fave Molz Vid 😉

                                                      • Annie Diaz-Paredes
                                                        Annie Diaz-Paredes  2 weeks back

                                                        you know its good when chris eats it all

                                                        • chromo- rouge
                                                          chromo- rouge  2 weeks back

                                                          Genaro is crying cause of your “sauce”

                                                          • Joe Blow
                                                            Joe Blow  2 weeks back


                                                            • Sammy Trullo
                                                              Sammy Trullo  2 weeks back

                                                              I made this for dinner tonight...came out amazing!!! Thank you :)

                                                              • snowpaletehdog
                                                                snowpaletehdog  2 weeks back

                                                                If anyone wants to make this vegan it's super easy. Just use vegan butter and the pasta water as a base for the sauce. The starch in the water combined with the butter along with some vegan parm will make a nice cream sauce. I would also recommend sweating some chili and garlic in olive oil for the sauce it will bring this to another level

                                                                • d3athblad3
                                                                  d3athblad3  1 weeks back

                                                                  So, when do I add the bacon?

                                                              • life is good with dogs
                                                                life is good with dogs  2 weeks back

                                                                I finally made this recipe. It was one of the best pasta dishes ever! Thank you Molly!!

                                                                • Catherine M
                                                                  Catherine M  2 weeks back

                                                                  This is actually one of my favourite pasta dishes of all time. I love how light and fresh it tasted, even though there is a load of cream and cheese. Delicious!

                                                                  • Lara Riva
                                                                    Lara Riva  2 weeks back

                                                                    Amazing recipe! Made it and it was delish!

                                                                    • lordfredfine
                                                                      lordfredfine  2 weeks back

                                                                      Cook pasta al dente, so you can overcook it later... 🤭

                                                                      • ragusajr100
                                                                        ragusajr100  2 weeks back

                                                                        Molly is the Butter Witch!

                                                                        • Pete & Pete
                                                                          Pete & Pete  3 weeks back

                                                                          When she said ”noods” I gotta a little excited 😉

                                                                          • Alejandro López Peñarán

                                                                            omg that´s a lot of salt---!!

                                                                            • Dominus Ghaul
                                                                              Dominus Ghaul  3 weeks back

                                                                              She's so smoking hot.

                                                                              • Gonzalo Yamama
                                                                                Gonzalo Yamama  3 weeks back

                                                                                I've done this sauce 3 times now. I followed Molly's recipe the first two times, the third time I added sliced garlic and butter to the sauce and it was heaven. Next time I'll finish it off with some chopped fresh parsley. I really recommend trying this recipe to try and then another time with garlic. You'll never go back.

                                                                                • Michael Houmann
                                                                                  Michael Houmann  3 weeks back

                                                                                  The best side dish for a grilled salmon

                                                                                  • Gina Fletcher
                                                                                    Gina Fletcher  3 weeks back

                                                                                    This dish is LEGIT. Made it for our girls “dinner en blanc” and it was a hit. I did make extra sauce and set it aside so it could be poured over the pasta once on plates.