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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15 Comments

  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