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spaghetti with lemon & ricotta

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Daily Inspiration S
Sugar Land, TX

Delicious and fresh tasting. Feel free to spice it up with some red pepper flakes. : ) Recipe from Good Housekeeping.

★★★★★ 3
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spaghetti with lemon & ricotta

  • 12 oz
    spaghetti noodles
  • 3/4 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2

How To Make spaghetti with lemon & ricotta

  • 1
    Heat a large pan of salted water to boiling. Add pasta, cook 6 minutes or until tender, but still firm to the bite (stirring occasionally). Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix ricotta, oil and 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper. Finely zest 1 lemon; stir into ricotta. Season with kosher salt.
  • 3
    Add pasta to ricotta mixture; stir well, adding reserved cooking water if needed. Season to taste.
  • 4
    Divide the pasta among 4 plates. Finely zest remaining lemon over pasta; serve immediately.