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Easy weeknight pasta dinner with lemon cream sauce, Italian sausage and baby spinach | @littlebroken

30-Minute Lemon Spaghetti with Sausage and Spinach

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: Italian


Creamy lemon spaghetti with sausage and spinach is a 30-minute meal that combes together in a cinch! Made with only handful of ingredients.



  • 7 oz. (half of 14 oz. box) spaghetti (I used multigrain)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Mild Italian Sausages, removed from casing
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup cooked pasta water
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Omit salt. Before draining the pasta, reserve 1/3 cup pasta water.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring and crumbling until no longer pink and lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. To the pan, add heavy cream and reserved pasta water; bring to a simmer. Add lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in spinach and cook just until wilted.
  4. Add cooked spaghetti and stir to combine. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Keywords: easy, quick, pasta, creamy