Pasta with prawns, mascarpone & lemon

Pasta with prawns, mascarpone & lemon

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
This healthy seafood dish is a light mid-week Italian supper best made with wholemeal pasta shapes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal446
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs58g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre11g
  • protein31g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 140g dried pasta, preferably wholemeal



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 85g frozen pea
  • 85g frozen broad bean, podded if you like
  • 100g broccoli, cut into small florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 100g cooked and peeled prawn



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 1 lemon, ½ zest and juice, ½ cut into wedges



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 3 tbsp light mascarpone
  • ½ small bunch mint or basil leaves, shredded, plus a few whole leaves to serve



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions, adding the vegetables 4 mins before the end of the cooking time, and the prawns just as the cooking time is up. Reserve a mug of the water, then drain everything and tip back into the pan.

  2. Tip in the lemon zest and juice, and the mascarpone, and heat through, adding enough of the pasta water to create a creamy sauce. Scatter in the shredded mint or basil, a good grinding of black pepper and a little salt. Divide between 2 warmed pasta bowls, scatter over the herb leaves and serve with lemon wedges.

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Comments (8)

FranBanana's picture

I made this for my mum's birthday, and got great responses from both her and my sister, as it was apparently fresh and light. I might give it a go with chicken instead of prawns, as I'm not too keen on them.

cyberchezza's picture

Easy, quick & tasty. Going on the make again list.

elzieann's picture

This recipe was really quick and easy, anyone could make it! My whole family enjoyed it, definitely make it again.

dishymummy's picture

I made this for Saturday lunch and everyone enjoyed it including the broad beans! I would replace the cooked prawns with raw king prawns for a bit more flavour and bite - they don't take long to cook at all so can be added towards the end. I also like the idea of using a soft cheese with garlic and herbs instead of the mascarpone.

thecherub's picture

This was delicious. I was expecting something quite plain from this quick and easy dish on a midweek but it was fresh and light and the bright greens looked great. Will definately make again. Oh by the way I did not use broad beans but the rest I kept the same

silmarillion's picture

Lovely. I don't tend to measure ingredients and we ended up with a bit much, but it was delicious served with crusty bread!

menapian's picture

Pretty awesome.

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