Lemon Bucatini

Easy Pasta Dish

by Alli

This post, Lemon Bucatini, was compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 

Now that school is back in session, my husband and I are busy cheering for our grandkids at their soccer games. We enjoy sports and supporting our grandkids. We try to never miss a game.

In order to make all the games, I need to plan my weekly dinner menus in advance. It would be easy to fall into a boring routine, but I like to mix things up a bit.

One way I elevate our midweek meals is by making Lemon Bucatini. I’ve fallen in love with Barilla® Collezione Artisan Collection, especially the bucatini.

How I Serve Lemon Bucatini

Start With Barilla Collezione When Making Lemon Bucatini 

In case you don’t know, Barilla® Collezione is a premium pasta. They feature six artisanal pasta shapes. 

I’m impressed that Barilla® uses traditional Italian bronze plates for that homemade al dente texture that I love. It’s an added bonus that Barilla® Collezione pasta is made with non-GMO ingredients.

We enjoy citrus flavors at my house, especially lemon. The flavor combination of the lemon juice, olive oil, basil, and lemon zest is light and refreshing and makes Lemon Bucatini a favorite with the family.

What is Bucatini?

Bucatini looks like spaghetti but has a hollow center, known as the buco or hole. It pairs well with the olive oil, lemon juice, and cheese in this recipe.

Lemon Bucatini with Basil

You can find Barilla® Collezione Bucatini at your local grocery store. 

Simple Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Lemon Bucatini

Lemon Bucatini is made with fresh ingredients that complement the elevated taste of Barilla® Collezione Bucatini.

  • Bucatini
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • lemon zest

Ingredients for Lemon Bucatini

How To Make Lemon Bucatini

Cook bucatini according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil.

Drain the bucatini and transfer to a large bowl. Pour cheese mixture over bucatini and toss to coat.

Cook and drain pasta. Add ingredients and toss - Lemon Bucatini

Sprinkle pasta with lemon zest and basil.

Helpful Hint: I use a handy lemon zester to quickly zest lemons.

If you don’t have a zester, you can use a sharp knife or vegetable peeler. Remove only thin strips of the lemon peel and avoid the bitter, white pith.

Lemon Bucatini with lemon zest and basil

I like to serve Lemon Bucatini with spinach and arugula salad. I also add a serving of fresh fruit.

This is a light, flavorful meal. It’s perfect for weeknights or when I’m having company over.

Plated Lemon Bucatini

Yield: 6 servings

Lemon Bucatini

Lemon Bucatini with Basil

Lemon Bucatini is a light and flavorful pasta dish that's easy to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 package Barilla® Collezione Bucatini
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons lemon zest


  1. Cook bucatini according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cheese, lemon juice and olive oil.
  3. Drain bucatini and transfer to a large bowl. Pour cheese mixture over bucatini and toss to coat.
  4. Sprinkle with basil and lemon zest.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 190Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 10mgSodium 206mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 5g

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Time to Eat - Lemon Bucatini

Try my Lemon Bucatini soon and elevate your everyday meals. Barilla® Collezione Bucatini makes it easy and delicious.

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robin rue September 10, 2018 - 6:39 am

Yeah, we are ALL about the pasta in our Italian household and this sounds like a wonderful dish. And we always use Barilla, too!

Amber Myers September 10, 2018 - 8:21 am

I hadn’t heard of this dish before. I’m intrigued. I’m sure everyone in the house would love it. We’re big on pasta here!

Glenda Cates September 10, 2018 - 8:24 am

I can’t wait to share this with my family and get them to try the new Recipe as we shop at Kroger and eat a lot of Spaghetti so having something new for dinner would be a God send. As well as allow me to make a dish to share with the teachers in my son’s school.

candy September 10, 2018 - 8:50 am

Adding lemon to anything really makes the taste come alive and pop in your mouth. This is simple and delicious which is everything we look for in a meal

Tomi C September 10, 2018 - 9:46 am

We eat a lotta pasta and this is a dish that will probably make an appearance on our dinner table. Looks like a light pasta dish that would fill them up without breaking the bank.

Lisa September 10, 2018 - 10:03 am

That looks so light and refreshing. I bet that lemon adds just a great flavor to the pasta. The perfect summer dish.

Sarah Bailey September 10, 2018 - 10:21 am

OK I most definitely need to try this! It sounds absolutely amazing, I bet the lemon adds a delicious twist of flavour to it!

Teresa September 10, 2018 - 11:18 am

The Barilla Bucatini is literally my all time favorite pasta! My kids are always asking me to buy something else and I won’t! This sounds delicious too!~

Ronnie September 10, 2018 - 12:18 pm

I love this recipe! It’s a great idea to add a fresh, citrus taste to the dish. We’ll be trying it out soon! 🙂

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Ricci September 10, 2018 - 5:16 pm

I love a good simple pasta recipe and this one sounds delicious!! I can’t wait to have pasta again so I can make this recipe!! Just a few more days…

Kita Bryant September 10, 2018 - 5:36 pm

I will absolutely have to make this one sometime! The family would really gobble this up!

Tasheena September 10, 2018 - 6:56 pm

I’ve never had Lemon Bucatini before. This recipe looks so yummy. Can’t wait to try and make it for myself for lunch this week.

Heather September 10, 2018 - 8:32 pm

I am a sucker for anything with lemon. It’s my favorite topping for pasta, with some fresh basil and grated cheese.

Pam September 10, 2018 - 9:04 pm

I don’t think I have ever had buccatini pasta before. This pasta with lemon sound so refreshing and delicious.

Shoshana Sue September 11, 2018 - 9:11 am

this dish looks easy to prepare and I love anything with lemon in it. It is a pity I can’t try it out because I don’t eat pasta 🙁

Karen Morse September 11, 2018 - 11:36 am

Such a lovely and easy dish to make at home. Thanks for the tips on how to make it perfect! I would love to make it one of these days!

Chubskulit Rose September 11, 2018 - 3:09 pm

I love how fresh this dish looks with the addition of greens. This is how I want my pasta, simple but delicious.

Diane Lyman September 15, 2018 - 7:20 am

Thank you so much for your helpful shearing post!


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