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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Sheila Bibby
27th Nov 2013
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Can't wait to try this recipe easy ingredients I usually have in. Sounds tasty.
Yvonne Dearman
27th Nov 2013
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Good morning hope I can find. Some friends
27th Nov 2013
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Why not visit our facebook page Yvonne ... lots of very friendly people there and a lot of chatting too
corinne spink
22nd May 2013
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mary ahern
22nd May 2013
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i love this recipe
Sue Simpson
22nd May 2013
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Hubby doesn't like spaghetti but I would imagine substituting the spaghetti for arborio rice and making a risotto with the rest of the ingredients would be just as good! That's dinner for tonight sorted!
22nd May 2013
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Perfect substitution, with some stock and wine maybe? Enjoy and let us know how it tasted!

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