Easy Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Easy Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Y’all, this is SERIOUSLY easy and so good. It’s great any time of year for lunch or dinner, and is an easy recipe to riff on.


1 pound dry pasta (I used linguine)

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon lemon zest, plus more to taste

2 tablespoons lemon juice


Fresh cracked black pepper

1 bunch fresh chives, chopped


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes (check the package instructions for exact timing). Reserve 3 cups of the pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, Parmesan, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add 2 cups of the reserved pasta cooking water and mix to thoroughly combine (reserve the remaining pasta cooking water for the next step).

3. Transfer the drained pasta and sauce to a large skillet, stir to combine, and place over medium heat. Gradually add more pasta cooking water, ¼ cup at a time, until everything is combined and creamy (you may not use all of the water). Taste and season with salt and pepper.

4. Garnish with the chopped chives and serve!

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Easy Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Y’all, this one pot pasta dish is so easy! Its fresh, comforting, easy to make and only has a few ingredients. This is one of my fave dishes I make for myself a lot

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