Lemon, Chili, and Creamy Spinach Spaghetti Recipe

Lemon, Chili, and Creamy Spinach Spaghetti Recipe

How To Make Lemon, Chili, and Creamy Spinach Spaghetti

Savor this delicious spaghetti dish that’s tossed with a creamy and tangy sauce made with spinach, low-fat yogurt, lemon, topped with parmesan!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • ½lbwhole wheat spaghetti
  • cupplain yogurt,low-fat
  • 1tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 4clovesgarlic
  • 1red Thai chili
  • 10ozbaby spinach
  • lemon zest,(from 2 lemons) finely grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,freshly grated


  1. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti until al dente.

  2. Drain and return to the saucepan.

  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the yogurt with the flour until smooth.

  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil.

  5. Add the garlic and chile and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes until fragrant.

  6. Add the yogurt and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring.

  7. Add the spinach by the handful and cook until wilted, stirring.

  8. When all of the spinach has been added, stir in the lemon zest and juice and season with salt and pepper.

  9. Add the sauce to the spaghetti and toss well to coat.

  10. Mound in bowls, sprinkle with the parmesan and serve right away.


  • Calories: 349.79kcal
  • Fat: 9.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.74g
  • Fiber: 1.91g
  • Sugar: 4.75g
  • Protein: 17.33g
  • Cholesterol: 18.26mg
  • Sodium: 556.51mg
  • Calcium: 323.35mg
  • Potassium: 696.72mg
  • Iron: 4.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 377.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.00mg
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