Lemon Spaghetti

Exhibit #5978b on why I’ve lived in suburbia for too long: I found it more than a little bit exciting that they recently redid our Target. New carts! Fresh groceries! (and the pièce de résistance) In-store Starbucks!

I pushed our cart up and down each aisle of the grocery section (which is a financially dangerous thing to do at Target) just to see what all they have now, hoping to find some potentially interesting on-the-package recipes to share here on this blog. I brought the cart to an abrupt halt when I saw Giada De Laurentiis‘ new line of pasta for Target. Hello, recipes!

Giada’s spaghetti was the first box I picked up and on the back was the recipe for Lemon Spaghetti that I’m sharing today. Spaghetti tossed in a light sauce of lemon, olive oil, parmigiano-reggiano and basil is absolutely as fresh-tasting as it sounds. The flavors really scream spring and summer lunch, but I love lemon so much that I wouldn’t dream of waiting till then to eat this. It is such a quintessential Giada recipe, with the bright flavors and simple ingredients. The whole family loved it!

Lemon Spaghetti

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  1. Great fresh clean flavors. I always like Giada’s recipes because they are simple but flavorful.

    Posted 10.11.11 Reply
  2. naomi wrote:

    Great light recipe for weekday dinners. I love that it’s fast and easy as well.

    Posted 10.11.11 Reply
  3. looks great! My kids would love this one too!

    Posted 10.12.11 Reply
  4. Jeanette wrote:

    I love Target! I think I’ve seen Giada make this on television – so simple, I will definitely be giving this a try.

    Posted 10.12.11 Reply
  5. did I mention I love Giada….sigh, so anything she’s selling I’m buyin! I do love my target too, whats wrong with us?
    On a good note your lemon pasta is the perfect light dinner or lunch, so flavorful!

    Posted 10.12.11 Reply
  6. Heather wrote:

    You see, this is why we’re friends. Last weekend a new Target opened in Talega and it was the highlight of my year, and I’ve been thinking “boy, I’m so suburban now.” Also, I love Giada! ;-p

    Posted 10.12.11 Reply
    • Lol, Heather! We’re so in the same phase of life. 🙂

      Posted 10.12.11 Reply
  7. What a fresh but simple recipe! I have to be careful about Target. Tend to find things there not available anywhere else so then I have to keep returning to Target. I think it’s a conspiracy. 🙂

    Posted 10.12.11 Reply
  8. kellypea wrote:

    Lemon and pasta were made for one another as far as I’m concerned and Giada’s recipes are pretty good.

    Posted 10.12.11 Reply
  9. Kalyn wrote:

    Sounds so good to me. Anything with lemon juice and lemon zest has to be good!

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  10. Aggie wrote:

    I get excited about new carts at Target too. 🙂 It’s the little things…

    Love this simple, fresh tasting spaghetti. I’m a sucker for anything with lemon.

    Posted 10.16.11 Reply
  11. Crystal wrote:

    Giada thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I was in Capri in 2019 and cannot wait to return, my favorite part of my 12 days in Italy. Thus recipe is so amazingly delicious, could absolutely live on it????

    Posted 6.5.22 Reply