• Richard Costes

One Pot Pasta Limone

(Cooking for 1 - adjust accordingly)


This took 15 minutes to make. That's it! Simple and easy.

Everyone measures spaghetti their own way - my preferred method is to bunch the noodles until they equal the diameter of a quarter - and that's a serving.



  • 1 serving of spaghetti

  • 1 1/2 cups of water

  • 1/2 leek, sliced thin

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/2 lemon - both zest and juice

  • 1 sprig basil

  • salt and pepper

  • parmesan cheese



  1. Add about 1 1/2 cup of water, pasta, leeks, garlic, lemon zest, basil, salt and pepper in a skillet

  2. Bring the water to a boil and cook, stirring until the water is nearly gone and pasta is fully cooked. It took me around 10 minutes - I also had to add a bit more water as the pasta wasn't fully cooked by the time the water had evaporated. Use your best discretion

  3. Add lemon juice and parmesan, stir a little bit more then season with salt and pepper.

  4. Garnish with basil and lemon zest.

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