Lemon linguine with ham

Lemon linguine with ham

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(14 ratings)

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…

  • 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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9th Jul, 2014
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.
2nd Jul, 2012
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.
24th May, 2012
Hi, the only thing I change about this recipe is instead of Ham I use ready cooked Salmon, fab
26th May, 2011
Superb so light but very filling
9th Jun, 2009
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.
10th Jan, 2009
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!
15th Sep, 2008
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!
14th Sep, 2008
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! :)
24th Aug, 2008
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?
8th Aug, 2008
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


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