Campervan Recipes: Zesty Lemon Spaghetti

campervan recipes

We love to pack up and head off in the campervan. There is something about  sitting outside in the fresh air, cooking up a feast and watching the kids run wild in a field. It is often tempting to eat out during our travels but to save money we try to cook if we can – besides… food tastes better in the fresh air 🙂  I am always on the look out for easy, and healthy recipes that are ideal for our road trips. So the van life section will include campervan tips and hacks, and also a few of our favourite campervan recipes.

So to start, here is one of our favourite Campervan recipes: Zesty lemon spaghetti.

Zesty Lemon Spaghetti

This is so simple to make, and  is a real hit with the family on our camper van trips.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 leek
  • 750g minced beef
  • 500ml stock
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • spaghetti


  • Add spaghetti to boiling water in a pan and cook as directed
  • Heat the olive oil in  a second pan and add the garlic and leek. Cook for 5 minutes
  • Add the carrots, cook for five minutes
  • Add minced beef and flour, cook for five minutes
  • Gradually stir in the stock and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Add the cooked spaghetti to the meat. add the lemon zest and the juice of half of the lemon. Season with salt and pepper as required. 
  • Serve with grated parmesan cheese as required.

Pin for later

zesty lemon spaghetti



This is a great one to try when camping or at home, let me know what you think!


I love to hear what you think of my blog, do leave a comment. You can find us over on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.



  1. February 10, 2019 / 8:13 pm

    Great idea for the Lemon! It must be good fun cooking in the big out doors! X

    • otisandus
      February 10, 2019 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks Donna it is really lovely with a little bit of lemon thrown in! I love to cook this one at home too 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.