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Spaghetti with spinach and lemon crème fraiche sauce

 204 ratings

Prep Time:10 mins

Cooking Time:20 mins

Serves:1 Adult

Spaghetti with spinach and lemon crème fraiche sauce

Add some zest to your spaghetti with this tasty and nutritious spinach and lemon crème fraiche sauce. After a busy day, you can whip up with delicious pasta dish in about 30 minutes. 


  • 100g / 3½oz. of spaghetti
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed or finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of frozen spinach 
  • 2 tablespoons of frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons of low-fat crème fraiche
  • ½ tablespoon of fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of Parmesan, grated


  1. Boil the spaghetti according to packet instructions, omitting any salt. Here are some more simple tweaks for healthier cooking habits.
  2. Heat a non-stick saucepan, and when hot, add the oil, garlic and spinach and allow to wilt.
  3. Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly and roughly chop it. Retain the spinach juice.
  4. Boil the peas in a saucepan of water for about 10 minutes until soft.
  5. Return the pan in which the spinach was cooked to a low heat.
  6. Add the crème fraiche, chopped spinach, its juice and peas, heating gently.
  7. After about 2 minutes, add the basil and lemon juice.
  8. Drain the spaghetti before coating with the crème fraiche sauce and season with black pepper.
  9. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan.*

* Remember, not all Parmesan is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

What you will need

  • Cheese grater
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Saucepan

Serving suggestions

Serve your homemade lemon and spinach pasta with a tasty side salad

"Feel free to use other vegetables that are in season"

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