Lemon lovers unite! This is where you need to be to find any amazingly delicious lemon recipes! From sweet to savory and everything in between, these lemon recipes in this roundup are the best of the best!
To give you a little sneak peek of what’s to come from these lemon recipes! Start out with my lemon bars, these delicious lemon pancakes, or these amazing lemon wings… Once you try these recipes, you will bookmark this page and keep coming back for more!
The Best Lemon Recipes Roundup
Do you know how sometimes, you just need a go-to place for your favorite recipes? That’s what this lemon recipe roundup is for! I have gathered up all of my favorites, tried and true recipes, and put them all here, in one place, just for you! (Well, and for me… I love lemon!). These recipes range from dinner entrees to side dishes and even delicious lemon desserts.
Lemon is such a delicious ingredient to incorporate into everything so I wanted to make sure that I included them all so that you could find whatever it is that you are looking for! So take a look and try a few. Once you start you won’t be able to stop! These are perfect for any occasion but I especially love incorporating lemon recipes into all of my summertime meals!
Since this roundup is all about lemon recipes, I wanted to give you a few tips on how to pick them out and use them in the recipes!
Measurements: 1 medium-sized lemon equals about 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
How to Pick a Lemon: Find a lemon that is heavy for its size. A lemon should have a fine grain texture and a bright yellow color. If it has any green streaks on it then this usually means that it is more acidic.
Room Temperature Lemons: If you leave your lemons out at room temperature before you cook or bake with them, then they will yield more juice than ones that have been in the fridge!
Lemon Zest: If your recipe from this lemon roundup calls for lemon zest then you can either use a lemon zest tool or a grater. Make sure that you are just getting the outer layer of the peel. Once you get beneath that top layer, the white pith is bitter and you don’t want that coming off with your zest.
These lemon pancakes are the best pancakes that you will EVER eat! They are soft, delicious, and have the slightest hint of lemon flavor that will go perfect with just about any topping that you put on them!
Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies with a Glaze are light and fresh with vibrant sweet and sour flavors that are surprisingly easy to create! Every bite is packed with a burst of lemon flavor and the shortbread has the perfect dense, buttery texture that will make this your new favorite cookie!
Ingredients: butter, powdered sugar, zest of one lemon, juice of one lemon, flour, salt, baking powder, flour, lemon juice, powdered sugar, zest of one lemon
This sweet and savory lemon tart dessert is pure heaven and melts in your mouth with every bite! From the buttery shortbread crust, to the sweet and creamy lemon curd then topped with fresh fruit and powdered sugar, this dessert is rich and flavorful.
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins are bright and happy muffins that are loaded with fresh lemon flavor thanks to fresh juice and zest. Tender and moist, these muffins are the perfect breakfast or brunch companion!
This lemon honey garlic asparagus recipe has a crisp outside with a tender inside cooked in a lemon, honey marinade with minced garlic. This asparagus compliments any main dish and adds a colorful feel to the table!
Ingredients: asparagus, olive oil, juice of half a lemon, honey, garlic cloves, salt and pepper
Brown Butter Lemon Salmon is a freshly seared salmon sautéed in olive oil, infused with a brown butter glaze with fresh parsley, thyme and rosemary herbs with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This is the perfect balance of a light and tasty family meal!
Ingredients: salmon, olive oil, salt and pepper, butter, Juice of half lemon, thyme, parsley, rosemary
Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops are insanely good! These fresh scallops are lightly seasoned, then seared in a creamy, light lemon and parmesan sauce that coats each of the scallops made all in one pan.
Ingredients: olive oil, scallops, salt and pepper, heavy cream, chicken broth, juice of half a lemon, parmesan cheese, cornstarch, water
Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is simple and easy to make in the pressure cooker and perfect for busy weeknights. The chicken cooks up tender and juicy in a buttery lemon garlic sauce.
Ingredients: boneless chicken thighs skinless or with skin* , garlic powder, olive oil , butter divided, onion, chopped, cloves, sliced or minced, Italian seasoning , Juice and zest of one lemon, homemade or low sodium chicken broth, **SEE NOTE Chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices for garnish, if desired
Lemon Garlic Butter Flank Steak with Mushrooms is tender, juicy flank steak cooked in a buttery, lemon garlic sauce mixed with mushrooms for the perfect combination. It is cooked in a skillet to tender perfection and a meal that everyone will love!
Ingredients: flank steak, olive oil, garlic cloves, sliced mushrooms, butter, chicken broth, juice of one lemon, of red pepper flakes, fresh chopped herbs for garnish
Lemon Garlic Butter Herb Chicken with Asparagus is the easiest 30 minute meal that is bursting with amazing flavor. Cooked in a buttery lemon garlic herb blend to tender juicy perfection with asparagus!
Ingredients: butter, Juice of one lemon, garlic cloves, freshly chopped oregano, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, boneless skinless chicken thighs, salt and pepper, bunch asparagus
Grilled Lemon Garlic Scallops is an eloquent dish marinated in the juices of a lemon, hint of garlic, wrapped in olive oil with Italian seasonings all grilled to perfection! So simple to make and ready in minutes!
Ingredients: olive oil , juice of one lemon, garlic cloves, italian seasoning , salt and pepper, scallops
Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken is tender and juicy chicken cooked in the skillet topped the most amazing lemon honey garlic glaze! You are going to love this simple but full of flavor 30 minute meal!
Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken is an incredible restaurant quality meal you can make under 30 minutes. Tender and juicy chicken is drowning in a creamy lemon parmesan sauce and is a meal the family will go crazy for!
Ingredients: Boneless, olive oil, garlic cloves, heavy cream, chicken broth, Juice from one lemon, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, cornstarch
Grilled Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Vegetables – a simple and tasty recipe for summer grilling. Juicy shrimp and tender veggies are coated in an amazing buttery lemon garlic blend that are grilled to perfection.
Ingredients: Olive oil for the grill, about 18 raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on, bell peppers, red onion, Coarse salt and ground pepper, smoked paprika, Metal or wooden skewers*, butter, finely minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh parsley
This Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe is the ultimate dessert for your summer cookout or barbecue! A moist strawberry cake is topped with a creamy lemon frosting — it’s fresh and fruity and made with real strawberries! Easy to make ahead and freezer friendly.
Ingredients: canola oil, granulated sugar, fresh strawberry puree, eggs, vanilla, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, juice and zest of 1 lemon
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs and Veggies is a hearty and flavorful meal! Filled with tender veggies and tuscan herbed spice chicken that all get cooked in a lemon garlic sauce.
Ingredients: red potatoes, bone-in, Tuscan-Style seasoning *see notes, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chicken stock, Juice of 2 lemons, baby carrots, green beans, cornstarch, water, chopped fresh italian parsley
This Lemon Baked Pancake with Berry Sauce is such an easy breakfast for serving a crowd! Perfect for all your holiday brunches.
Ingredients: bag frozen berries (fresh is fine, too!), + 2 tablespoons water, pure maple syrup, corn starch, all purpose flour, large egg, milk, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, juice of 1 lemon, zest of 2 lemons
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata is creamy lemony sauce-coated noodles with juicy lightly breaded chicken with a hint of garlic, all topped with savory capers!
Ingredients: large boneless skinless chicken breasts, flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, linguine noodles or thin spaghetti noodles, chicken broth, heavy cream, salt and pepper, juice of 1 lemon, capers
Lemon Garlic Chicken Asparagus Pasta – with sauteed chicken and tender asparagus, tossed in a delicious creamy lemon garlic sauce.
Ingredients: dried pasta, olive oil, medium boneless skinless chicken breasts, Salt and black pepper, dried oregano, butter, minced garlic, asparagus, heavy cream, Juice and zest of one lemon, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried thyme, grated parmesan cheese, grated mozzarella cheese, Chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices for garnish
Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake! This pound cake is made lighter by using greek yogurt, and is loaded up with lemon flavor thanks to zest and fresh lemon juice! Juicy blueberries are baked right in. All drizzled with a luscious lemon glaze.
Ingredients: white granulated sugar, lemon zest, all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, vanilla greek yogurt, vanilla extract, eggs, lemon juice, vegetable oil, blueberries, all purpose flour, zest of 1 lemon, powdered sugar, lemon juice
Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta is made in just one pot and ready in 30 minutes! Fresh shrimp gets cooked in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and gets tossed in fresh parmesan cheese and pasta. It will become a new favorite!
Ingredients: Linguine Pasta, olive oil, butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, large shrimp, salt and pepper to taste, italian seasoning, baby spinach, parmesan cheese, parsley, lemon juice
Blueberry Zucchini Bread with a Lemon Glaze will be one of the best quick breads you EVER make! Perfectly moist with two cups of zucchini hidden inside and bursting with fresh blueberries. The lemon glaze it the perfect finishing touch!
Soft, cake like cookies that are bursting with fresh blueberries and have a hint of lemon. These cookies melt in your mouth and are topped with the most amazing lemon cream cheese frosting!
Ingredients: all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, zest of 1 lemon, butter, granulated sugar, sour cream, large eggs, juice of 1 lemon, blueberries, butter, cream cheese, zest of one lemon, juice of one lemon, powdered sugar
Crispy, tender and juicy parmesan crusted chicken over the most incredible creamy lemon garlic pasta! This is a must make meal!
Ingredients: Chicken , butter, Italian Bread Crumbs, grated parmesan, flour, pasta of choice, heavy whipping cream, grated parmesan cheese, of one lemon, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
An amazingly moist muffin bread filled with blueberry pie filling. Topped with a crumb topping and drizzled in a lemon glaze this bread is incredible!
Ingredients: all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, egg, vanilla, sugar, milk, can Lucky Leaf® Blueberry Fruit Filling and Topping, cold butter, flour, light brown sugar, powdered sugar, Heavy Cream, Lemon Juice
Fresh lemon, herbs, and garlic come together in this fast and flavorful marinade. Complemented with fresh and bright summer veggies in this amazing meal that is under 400 calories!
Ingredients: garlic, fresh lemon zest, lemon juice, minced fresh herbs, salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil, medium zucchini, large red bell pepper, medium red onion, boneless skinless chicken breasts, lemon cut into wedges for serving
Perfect moist and puffy cookies with fresh blueberries bursting inside. These cookies are a mix between a blueberry muffin and a soft and chewy cookie. Drizzled in a lemon glaze, these will become a new favorite!
These Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes are bursting with vanilla, fresh blueberries and a hint of lemon. Piled high with a delicious lemon buttercream frosting and of course, it wouldn’t be a cupcake with out SPRINKLES!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, large eggs, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, sour cream, zest of 1 lemon, lemon juice, blueberries, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, heavy whipping cream, yellow sprinkles, extra blueberries