Penne With Asparagus, Ricotta and Lemon

Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A pasta dish everyone loves .

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.