Smart crab linguine

Italian pasta ribbons work beautifully with sweet crabmeat, peppery rocket, lemon and garlic- a perfect solo supper

  • Prep:3 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 753
  • fat 34g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 76g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 35g
  • salt 1.1g


  • 100g linguine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp low-fat crème fraîche
  • 100g tub white crabmeat or 100g drained from a can
  • handful rocket, chopped, plus extra leaves to serve
  • zest ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts


  1. Cook the linguine following pack instructions, reserving a little cooking liquid before you drain it.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and cook gently to soften, but don’t brown. Stir in the crème fraîche, crabmeat, chopped rocket and lemon zest, and gently heat through.

  3. Tip in the cooked pasta and a little cooking liquid to help the sauce coat the pasta. Season and give everything a stir. Sprinkle with the pine nuts and remaining rocket leaves.

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