Pasta With Ricotta, Herbs, and Lemon

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Real Simple.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Reserving 1/3 cup of the water, drain the pasta, then return it to the pot. In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, ricotta, and pasta water until a rich, creamy sauce forms.
  3. Pour the sauce over the hot pasta. Add the herbs, zest, salt, and pepper and toss.
  4. Tip: Ricotta can vary dramatically in taste and texture. Depending on the brand you use, you may need to add extra pasta water and butter to create a sauce that's sufficiently creamy.

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