Rosemary Lemon Pasta…yap, with lemon :)

No, you don’t need glasses . Yes, you’ve read wellsmile. Lemon and Rosemary complement each other and can add so much flavor to a pasta dish shy. Add some parmesan and some bacon and you have yourself a plate of pasta that is easy to make but still wonderfully savory.

Rosemary Lemon Pasta

The idea for lemon pasta I found about a year ago and it has become my go to meal during the week when (believe it or not no) I’m not very keen on spending time in the kitchen. Not because of the cooking, I would do this for hours, but because I’m too lazy to do the dishes after notsure .  Usually I am preparing it to have something for lunch at work or whenever I have friends over and I want to make something quick and easy, but which will still impress their taste buds tease.

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1/2 tablespoon of salt, for boiling the pasta
2 tablespoon (30 ml) vegetable oil,  for boiling the pasta
½ pack of spaghetti
1 cup (150 grams ) bacon, cut in small pieces
2-3 springs fresh rosemary, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
zest from 1 lemon
juice from 1 and ½ lemon (120 ml)
1 cup (100 grams)  Parmesan
Salt and pepper as per taste

Yields: 4 servings (or 2 large ones)


1. Boil the pasta as per pack instructions, with the salt and the oil. I always prepare the pasta al dente, with salt and oil so they don’t stick to each other and it also produces a nice pasta “stock”, together with the starch from the pasta

2. Cut the bacon in small pieces (I buy the one already prepared in small pieces). Heat a large pan on medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the bacon (no need for any oil/butter, the bacon has enough fat) and slightly brown it, for about 5 minutes. Add the chopped rosemary together with the garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice and cook for about 2 more minutes. Doesn’t it smell great adore?! Put aside until the pasta is ready.

3. When the pasta is done, put it immediately in the pan with 2-3 tablespoon of the water it boiled in. Cover with parmesan , season with salt and freshly grind pepper, mix and serve.

Inspiration: RecipeGirl

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