Lazy Lemon Pasta {One Pot 10min Recipe!}

I’m almost giddy with excitement over this one.

You know when you discover something amazing and you just can’t wait to tell your besties?

Well that’s how I feel sharing this recipe with you!

It’s an idea I scribbled down one evening and it worked so brilliantly (not something that happens often with my midnight ideas!)

Inspired by that pasta in Corsica, here’s my take on Creamy Lemon Pasta.

One pot lemon pasta - Creamy, fresh and SO GOOD!

So fresh, zingy, creamy, rich, and generally spectacular!

Creamy lemon one-pot pasta (with no cream in sight!)

Perfect for cosy nights in, or impressing supper party guests.

Minimal prep, one pot (goodbye washing up!) and cooked in a matter of moments.

You’re going to love this!

To serve two you’ll need:

Two handfuls of good quality dry pasta (I use this)

1 small lemon, sliced (if you’re not a lemony person, just use a couple of slices instead of the whole thing)

1 handful of fresh basil

2tbsp cream cheese (I use Black Pepper Boursin and recommend you do too)

Pinch of salt and pepper

3 cups of warm vegetable stock

Grab a saucepan with a lid. Pop all of the ingredients in, place it on a medium heat and close the lid.

One pot lemon pasta

Timings will depend on your pasta, but after 5mins mine is good and soft.

Once the pasta’s soft but not quite done, remove the lid and let it bubble away.

Give it all a stir, the sauce will reduce and make itself.


After 2 or 3 mins it should have thickened up nicely and left you with a beautiful, creamy, shiny sauce.

Take the pan off the heat and serve immediately – leaving the lemon slices and basil behind.

Lemon pasta - A must try!

Pop a couple of basil leaves on top and maybe a twist of lemon if you’re feeling fancy.

Creamy lemon pasta recipe

Serve with something cold and crisp.

And tuck in!

Easy lemon pasta recipe

Just the thing to see off the end of summer and slip gently into Autumn’s embrace.

Let me know how you get on.

If you like this and fancy giving another One Pot Pasta a try, give this a go.


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  • This is perfect for me at the moment as I have no time to cook in the evenings. It looks absolutely yummy and I love Boursin!

    Laura xx |

  • Yummyyyy! Looks good, healthy and delicious and easy fast to do. I will love to try! :).
    Merci for sharing! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Who knew something so simple and easy would look so delicious?! I’m definitely giving this a try one evening after work! – Workwear and Lifestyle blog

  • Now I have taste for pasta! 🙂 jammy

  • That’s dinner sorted for tonight. Thanks Rosie!x

  • Oh yum! That looks so good, and yay for saving on the washing up. Really love those blue and white bowls too! xxx

  • The most delicious food is the ones that use simple recipes! this looks great. thanks for sharing.

  • Oh damn. This looks SO good, love your one pot recipes! This may be a contender for tonight, Monday night winner! Thanks for sharing lovely lady. Always helping a gal out with boyfriend points. Immy x

  • Well, I hope this is dinner for tonight sorted – I’ve only got creme fraiche in the fridge instead of cream cheese, but I can’t see it going wrong??

    • Okay, it worked, but probably not as creamy as yours was!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Oh yeah, I can totally get behind this dish! Looks wonderful, great job!


  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    Ooh I’ll definitely give this a go hun as love your one pot pasta! Thanks again for great recipe inspo X

  • This looks so good! I’m addicted to pastas but after a long day of work I am super lazy, so this recipe is perfect! I imagine that the basil and lemon flavours are insane.

    Cristina | *janded

  • PL

    Oh my gosh. You are the best

  • Looks delicious! 🙂

  • Ann

    Looks great, although I will not be serving mine with a $200 bottle of Dom.

  • Aloma Foggo

    I will try this. I ❤ Boursin, cheese

  • beautyby_lucia

    Awesome idea, I’m totally making this tonight 🙂 xx

  • Oh my god this sounds so so so amazing! I will definitely try it out 😀 I have trusted your recipes ever since you showed us those slutty brownies… they were bad (in such a good way).

  • This sounds so amazingly delicious and oh so simple! If only I had a huge plate of this in front of me right now!

  • I’m going to give this a go tomorrow and become my parents’ favourite child! I might throw in some green veggies as well!

  • Ooh this sounds so delish and love how quick and simple it is too. Yum!

  • Gosh this looks delicious & so easy to make! Thank you for sharing!

  • Pippa Vaux

    I tried it last night and it was yummy – only thing is I found the Peppercorn Boursin a little too peppery so I’m going to try Philidelphia next time

  • Perfect timing! My roommates just moved out and left me a bunch of food, and I’m reluctant to buy anything new before I’ve gotten rid of it. This will surely help get rid of that pasta, lemon, and cream cheese they didn’t need 🙂

  • Caitlyn Smart

    This looks tasty! I’m a huge pasta fan, I eat it loads so I’m always up for trying out new recipes so I don’t get bored.This is on the list to try!

    Caitlyn x

  • Kelly Brazil

    Love the look of this one! I’ve been missing your recipe posts! Keep them coming 🙂

  • Wow loving the recipe! Going to try definitely <3 Thanks for sharing!

  • Pinned this for later, it looks simple and very yummy!

    Mel ★

  • I could happily live on pasta! Maybe I was Italian in a former life. Those blue striped bowls are sweet. May I ask where you got them?

  • Love the look of this x

  • Champagne Twist

    Hello, I recently discovered your website, and thought I should give this recipe a try. Oh my goodness, it’s beautiful! My only wish – I should have doubled the quantity so I could have seconds. I will know for next time 🙂 Thanks for a fabulous, quick and delicious recipe.

  • Lucy Lees

    This looks completely up my street; I’ll probably add some Mediterranean vegetables too 🙂 I agree that it definitely takes us nicely into Autumn. Thanks for sharing!
    Life inside the Locket

  • Mysore Iyengar

    I am so wanting to try this! Lemon pasta sounds amazing!