Lemon Ricotta Pasta Recipe

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Citrusy lemon, creamy ricotta and spinach meld together for a fantastic lemon ricotta pasta. This incredible lemon ricotta pasta recipe is a fast and easy addition to your weeknight meal.
Dinner
Italian
12
ingredients
7
steps
20
minutes
With more than a decade of culinary experience as a head chef, private chef and executive chef in Denmark, Turks and Caicos, Venezuela and Spain, Chef Carlos is a skilled and personable multilingual chef with a penchant for crafting incredible recipes. He has a wide range of culinary techniques and tips under his belt, and is a master at creating a warm and welcoming environment for guests, as well as crafting seasonal menus featuring high-quality ingredients.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
6 oz
dried linguini or vermicelli
3 oz
spinach
1 cup(s)
whole milk ricotta
1 tblsp
extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
1 oz
Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
1
garlic clove, minced
1
lemon, zested and juiced
1/2 tsp
black pepper
salt, to taste
3 tblsp
finely chopped curly parsley
lemon wedges, to serve
crushed red pepper flakes, to serve

Directions 7 steps | 20 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Step 2

Once the water reaches a boil, cook the pasta according to the package's directions until al dente.

Step 3

Meanwhile, make the lemon ricotta sauce. In a medium bowl, add the ricotta, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon zest and juice. Season with ¼ teaspoon of salt and black pepper. Stir until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. Set it aside.

Step 4

In the last minute of the pasta's cooking time, reserve ½ cup of the pasta water. Add the spinach to the pot. Stir well and push the leaves down to submerge them in water.

Step 5

After 1 minute, completely drain the pasta water from the pot.

Step 6

Add the reserved lemon ricotta sauce, finely chopped parsley and about a ¼ cup of the reserved cooking water. Stir well to evenly coat the pasta with the sauce. Add more cooking water if needed. The pasta sauce should be smooth and creamy.

Step 7

Top the pasta with grated or shaved Parmesan cheese, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of red pepper flakes, if desired. Serve immediately with a side of lemon wedges. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
672
FAT
28.1 g
PROTEIN
32 g
CARBS
73.6 g

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Sarah D.

Sarah

29 Jul 2022

This was honestly so easy to make and super yummy.

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

12 Jul 2022

Simple and delicious dinner in under 30 minutes!

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