Spaghetti with Leeks, Peas, Bacon and Lemon

Spaghetti with Leeks, Peas, Bacon and Lemon is a quick and easy dish to rustle up, making a delicious mid-week lunch or supper.  

Great served with a crisp green salad too!

Serves 4

Prep 15 minutes

Cook 15 minutes


Cost £4.50 (for four)



400g dried spaghetti

40g butter

150g bacon lardons

200g leeks finely chopped

400ml crème fraiche

100g cooked peas

Juice and zest of one lemon

Salt and cracked black pepper

Small bunch of chopped flat leaf parsley

50g Parmesan for grating



  • Bring a medium pan of salted water to the boil, add the spaghetti and cook accordingly to the packet instructions
  • In the meantime, fry the bacon in a medium sized pan over a low heat until the fat releases from the bacon. Turn up the heat so that the bacon starts to colour, about 5 minutes. Then add the leeks and cook for a further 5 minutes
  • Add the crème fraiche and cook until it starts to bubble and reduce slightly
  • By now your pasta should be cooked. Drain and set aside
  • Add the lemon juice and zest to your sauce
  • Season with salt and pepper and add the chopped parsley
  • Toss the pasta in the sauce, serve in bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan


Recipe by: British Leeks

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