Penne With Asparagus, Ricotta and Lemon

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by MARIA MAC

A pasta dish everyone loves .

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel asparagus stems, if desired. Cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. In a bowl, stir ricotta, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, chives, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt and pepper until smooth.
  3. Cook penne in large pot of boiling salted water 10 to 12 minutes or until al dente; drain. Place in large bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, place asparagus in steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 4 to 6 minutes or until just tender. Place asparagus on plate. Whisk 1/2-2/3 cup of the steaming liquid into ricotta mixture until smooth.
  5. Toss penne with ricotta mixture and asparagus. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese.

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