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All Recipes, Main Dishes / September 9, 2022

Creamy Lemon-Rosemary Pasta | Easy 20 Minute Spaghetti Recipe

This Creamy Lemon-Rosemary Pasta is seriously a pasta lovers dream. It´s packed with simple yet delicious flavors, easy to make and done in just 20 minutes. Serve it next to a garden salad and a crunchy baguette for an incredible meal.

Creamy Lemon-Rosemary Pasta
To make this recipe I used spaghetti, but you can use any type of pasta you like. The most important thing is to make sure you cook it al dente. If you over cook it, it will get mushy and the sauce won´t cling to the pasta.

Creamy Lemon-Rosemary Pasta
For the creamy sauce, I used a combination of milk and vegetable broth. The broth not only adds more flavor to the sauce, but it ensures that the flavors of the milk won´t overpower the sauce.

Creamy Lemon-Rosemary Pasta

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Once you fill the stock pot with water and heat it, heat the pan you will cook the sauce in at the same time. That way once you start cooking the pasta, you can immediately start cooking the cream sauce. This way both elements can come together at the same time.

Creamy Lemon-Rosemary Pasta

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Creamy Lemon-Rosemary Pasta
5 from 1 vote

Creamy Lemon-Rosemary Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 771 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 8 oz spaghetti 225 grams
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 shallot
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour 14 grams
  • 3/4 cup low fat milk 175 ml
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth 175 ml
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup grated Manchego cheese 60 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Fill a stock pot a little over half ways with cold water, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  2. At the same time, heat a large fry pan with a medium heat

  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the shallot, roughly chop the garlic and remove the needles from the stems of rosemary and finely chop the needles

  4. Once the water comes to a boil add in the spaghetti, cook until al dente (check package instructions)

  5. At the same time, add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil into the hot pan, along with the shallot and garlic, mix continuously, after 1 minute add in the flour, continue to mix, after 2 minutes add in the milk, vegetable broth, 1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice and the chopped rosemary, continue to mix until you make a light creamy texture, about 4 to 5 minutes, then season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and turn off the heat

  6. Once the spaghetti is cooked al dente, start adding it directly from the stock pot into the pan with the creamy sauce, it´s ok if a little water goes into the sauce, then mix together until well mixed, remove from the stove top

  7. Add the grated cheese and mix together until well mixed

  8. Transfer into serving plates and top off with finely grated lemon zest, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon-Rosemary Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 771 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 565mg16%
Carbohydrates 105g35%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 401IU8%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 480mg48%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. jean m nielson

    5 stars
    I made this and it was just as the recipe states. The blend of rosemary, lemon, and garlic was balanced with the wonderful sauce. This will be a favorite for sure!!!

    09 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      10 . Sep . 2022
  2. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan cheese i never had creamy lemon rosemary pasta before i love pasta soooooooooo much perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    09 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      10 . Sep . 2022

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