Pasta with Veal in Lemon Sauce
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 3 to 4
Pasta with Veal in Lemon Sauce - is a fast and easy meal you can whip up in 15 minutes from start to finish! Tender bite-size pieces of veal are quickly sauteed in a zesty lemon sauce that makes an exquisite meal in minutes! Perfect for those busy weeknights, making dinner a snap!
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil - divided
  • 2 large garlic cloves- thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 thin slices of veal cutlets
  • ½ pound ( 8-ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 large lemon - juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • freshly chopped parsley
  • grated Parmigiano -Reggiano cheese, and extra for serving
  • Optional: ¼ cup heavy cream
  1. First, put on a large pot of water and heat to bring to a full boil. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the water.
  2. Meanwhile, take 2 slices of veal cutlets and slice into 2-inch strips. Set them aside.
  3. In a large and deep non-stick skillet, heat olive oil and add the garlic and fresh thyme. Saute for about 2 minutes to flavor the olive oil. Add the veal pieces and saute for about 2 to 3 minutes until the veal is completely cooked. Veal will turn into a pale gray-ish color. Turn off heat. Remove the sprigs of thyme.
  4. When water comes to a full boil, toss in the pasta. Cook the pasta until it is al-dente, or follow the directions on the box. When pasta is ready, using a large slotted spoon, and transfer the pasta into the skillet with the veal.
  5. Add the lemon juice, butter and fresh cracked pepper to taste. Turn on the heat. Stir the pasta with veal in lemon sauce until well combined. Top with fresh chopped parsley and taste the pasta. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Stir in 2 tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and up to ¼ cup or more to your liking. The cheese will melt and give a slight creamier sauce.
  7. Serve immediately with extra grated Parmesan cheese at the table.
  8. Optional: You can pour in some cream and heat the cream with the pasta on low heat for about 1 minute or so before serving, then serve.
  9. Yields: 3 to 4 servings
Recipe by 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz at