Lemon linguine with ham

Lemon linguine with ham

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Try this tasty, tangy pasta dish, a perfect summer lunch or light supper

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal572
  • fat20g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs78g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein24g
  • salt0.68g
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  • 400g linguine
  • cupful frozen peas
  • 200ml tub crème fraîche
  • grated zest ½ lemon and juice of 1 lemon



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

  • 3-4 slices of cooked ham, cut into strips


  1. Cook pasta following pack instructions, adding the peas for the final 2 mins of cooking.

  2. Drain the pasta well and return to the pan. Stir in the crème fraîche, lemon zest and juice, then season. Serve with the ham strips scattered over.

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Comments (16)

bluejay's picture

I used some of the pasta water to loosen the sauce made with low-fat crème fraiche and used thinly sliced smoked ham and sliced spring onions in the dressing. Easy, quick and tasty, but go easy with the lemon.

emmajenner's picture

Nice recipe with a subtle lemon tang. I wasn't sure about it at first as I found it quite dry and bland, but I added a few splashes of milk and some salt and pepper to the left-overs and it improved dramatically.

bryonyann's picture

Hi, the only thing I change about this recipe is instead of Ham I use ready cooked Salmon, fab

blondedonut's picture

Superb so light but very filling

cloclo's picture

Thought this was awful.

I always try recipes twice, as long as they are not too expensive - however it was just as bad. Will definitely not make again, and this has put me off using lemon in cooking.

nicademeus's picture

I thought this was quite a tasty dish, it was quite filling but satisfying! I had the problems with the peas mixing in as well, just had to remember to spoon them on at the end!

tom_kat79's picture

I found this too thick and stodgy and the combination of the huge amounts of creme fraiche (despite using less) and the lemon was unfortunately too bitter for us!

jayzee's picture

Lovely recipe, i've made this twice both with cream cheese the first time as it was all i had and creme fraiche. Both are gorgeous. Really nice pasta dish with a lovely summery feel with the lemon and garden peas which give it a really fresh taste! I serve with Poppyseed baguette and salad! Gorgeous and really simple, my kind of cooking! :)

ejwheeler's picture

Why does it say "You can swap mascarpone and crème fraîche for low-fat cream cheese and fromage frais" when there is no mention of mascarpone in the recipe?

jayzee's picture

I loved this, will definately be making again. I had no creme fraiche so used cream cheese instead. Was a little thicker but the lemon cuts through and the peas taste lovely with it! Really quick (my kind of cooking with two llittle ones to run after), and looks pretty nice for friends coming round for lunch! God, i love this site! x

missfrosty's picture

I made this but actually used smoked bacon and less peas which worked really well. Add some garlic bread and get mid week meal !

jowalden's picture

Quick, light, tasty... perfect for midweek, but not very substantial. I use half fat creme fraiche and it works well, might solve the stoginess issue.

tom_kat79's picture

Forgot to add stars!

tom_kat79's picture

I was a bit disappointed with this - I pretty much halved the recipe to suit two of us and despite only using half a pot of creme fraiche, found it a bit too stodgy.

tazzahall's picture

I just drain the pasta and mix everything in the still hot pot. I usually double the creme fraiche and add some chopped green onion into the pasta for some extra flavour which works really well.

kathrynlavers's picture

Have made this lots of times - found that the peas don't blend in as shown in the photo so I just make it without. I top it off with some grated parmesan.....my husband loves it!

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