Lemon Spaghetti

by Kathy Strahs on October 11, 2011 · 15 comments

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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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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 11, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Great fresh clean flavors. I always like Giada’s recipes because they are simple but flavorful.
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naomi October 11, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Great light recipe for weekday dinners. I love that it’s fast and easy as well.
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alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 12, 2011 at 4:57 AM

looks great! My kids would love this one too!
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Jeanette October 12, 2011 at 5:12 AM

I love Target! I think I’ve seen Giada make this on television – so simple, I will definitely be giving this a try.
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Chef Dennis October 12, 2011 at 7:27 AM

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!
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Heather October 12, 2011 at 10:36 AM

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


Kathy Strahs October 12, 2011 at 10:40 AM

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


Salad in a Jar October 12, 2011 at 12:11 PM

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. 🙂


kellypea October 12, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Lemon and pasta were made for one another as far as I’m concerned and Giada’s recipes are pretty good.
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Kalyn October 13, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Sounds so good to me. Anything with lemon juice and lemon zest has to be good!
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Aggie October 16, 2011 at 12:24 PM

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.


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