Tagliatelle and watercress sauce recipe

(16 ratings)

Tagliatelle and watercress sauce is so simple to make and delicious too with plenty of flavour. Top with cheese or stir in some already cooked chicken

Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This is a really healthy pasta sauce that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. It is so light and refreshing and incredibly simple to make. Serve with fresh salad leaves or bulk up with smoked bacon or leftover chicken to turn this light dish into a hearty meal that the whole family can enjoy. Perfect for dinner and lunch, fresh tagliatelle is best.


  • 300g Tagliatelle
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 5oz watercress
  • 6tbsp olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper




  1. Put a large pan of salted water on to boil and cook the tagliatelle according to the packets instructions.
  2. Whilst the pasta is cooking take the capers, watercress, lemon juice, zest, garlic clove, olive oil and blend in the food processor until it creates a creamy sauce.
  3. Drain the pasta, stir though the sauce, warm through, season and serve.
Top Tip for making Tagliatelle and watercress sauce

Why not try adding some fresh green vegetables to this recipe to add extra bite?


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