Penne With Lemon, Ricotta and Basil

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by dicentra

from food Republik blog

Top Review by SiouxChef

I really enjoyed this recipe. Hit the nail with on the head with the basil and ricotta craving. Simple to make. It also would be a great side dish with salmon or another fish. I added some red pepper flakes just to spice it up a bit. Wonderful. Satisfying, and YUMMY.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the penne in a pot of salted water until al dente, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, and whisk in the ricotta, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  3. Moisten with some of the reserved pasta water to make a sauce-like consistency.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Toss the pasta with a bit of olive oil. Divide among plates and top with sauce and basil.

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