Creamy lemon pasta

Main Dish
5 Mins

Preparation Time

20 Mins

Cooking Time





Creamy lemon pasta

Main Dish


  • 300 g Goody Penne Pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 4 thyme sprigs, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1 cup cooking cream
  • ½ cup mascarpone
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 small bunch chives


    1. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions, reserving one-third cup of the cooking water. Preheat the grill to high.
    2. While the grill heats up, pour the olive oil into a large ovenproof saucepan set over a medium heat. Cook the onion for 5-6 minutes until soft and translucent, add the garlic and thyme and cook for a further minute.
    3. Turn the pan to a low heat and stir through the cream and mascarpone. Pour in the reserved cooking water and bring the sauce to a gentle simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the cooked pasta to the pan then stir through the lemon juice, Parmesan and chives.
    4. Place the pan under the grill for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve topped with lemon zest, extra thyme leaves and Parmesan