How To Make Chrissy Tiegan’s Yummy Lemony Arugula Spaghetti

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I have been watching Chrissy Teigen post her delicious looking food to Instagram for a while now. When I found out that she was writing a cook book, I could’t wait! Especially because I was dying to try that one post with the spaghetti in a big bowel of cheese. When her cook book finally released, I had to find out if this recipe was in there and it sure was: Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe. I finally got around to trying the recipe and it was just as good as I imagined! Recipe is below.

Warning: very peppery, if you don’t like spice, calm it down on the pepper, otherwise, Bon Appetite!

Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Serves 4
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour
From book Cravings
Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe. Very peppery lemon spaghetti! Yumm!


  • Kosher Salt
  • 12oz dried spaghetti
  • 1/4lb pancetta or bacon (finely diced)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (freshly grated)
  • 3 cups baby arugula


Step 1
In a large pot of heavily salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti to al dente according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water (it comes in handy), then drain the pasta.
Step 2
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the pancetta over medium-high heat until crisped, 7 to 9 minutes. Add the olive oil, then add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and black pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Step 3
Add the lemon juice to the skillet, then toss in the drained pasta and toss to coat. Add the Parm and toss, adding the pasta water, a couple of tablespoons at a time, just to help the cheese coat the pasta. Add the arugula and toss until it wilts, about 1 minute. Season to taste with additional salt, lots of black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Serve with more Parm.

Recipe Reprinted from Cravings: Recipes For All the Food You Want to Eat. Copyright © 2016 by Chrissy Teigen. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.



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