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Recipe || Spaghetti with Lemon, Parmesan and Dijon

Some days you just need something easy. Easy and delicious. Plus, when I cook dinner for Sam and I, whatever it is, there needs to be a vat of it. Boy can that man eat. I can too, but he can really tuck it away. We eat a lot of pastas (unhealthy, yes I know) simply so the reason that we can make a lot of it in bulk!

Spaghetti with Lemon, Parmesan and Dijon
very easy pasta recipes
Close up of the creamy goodness.


17.6 oz of spaghetti (500g) aka 1 standard package
1 cup of cream
3 cups freshly grated parmesan
1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 1/2 lemons
3 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

parsley and lemon zest
Gratuitous pretty picture of the ingredients.

In a large pot, bring your pasta water to boil. Add some salt while it is boiling. Once it’s at a nice rolling boil cook your pasta to its desired texture. (Al dente, etc).

Strain your pasta but set aside one cup of the water it cooked in.

Add your now-strained noodles to a bowl and add all the other ingredients. Mix them well together. Add a bit of the reserved cooked-noodle water to loosen everything up if it is a bit sticky and thick.

mixing the pasta and the sauce
Mixing everything together. I didn’t actually even need the water this time!

Add some extra chopped parsley and shredded parmesan to serve, if desired! (And I always desire to…)

spaghetti with lemon, parmesan and dijon
Mesmerised by and hopefully enjoying this simple, tasty dish!
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  • Tami

    YUM. I actually just made a whole load of spaghetti last night. Never tried it with anything other than pasta sauce–this looks amazing!

  • Karly Kim

    I always read your posts when I’m starving. I’m eating a single pretzel because that’s all that was left in the bag. I’m dying for your food!

    • HA! And I can’t wait to cook for you one day! xx

  • Claudz

    oooh, looks so yum!!
    I’ll be joining in soon!

  • Yay an easy recipe! I love pasta! Like, I could live off of pasta. Forever.

  • Rachel

    All of the recipes you’ve been posting lately look amazing. I’m a big fan of pasta so I’ll have to try this one out too!

  • Laura Darling

    This looks delicious! Sounds like the perfect summer meal!

  • This looks good! My husband and I eat a lot of pasta and are always on the lookout for new ways to eat it! Thanks 🙂