Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach

A delicious 20-minute creamy ricotta and lemon pasta dish that can be served by itself or with any main dishes.

Ingredients for Lemon Ricotta Pasta

- Pasta -Lemon zest - Garlic - Lemon juice - Ricotta cheese - Baby spinach

Cook the Pasta


You can cook any of your favorite pasta based on the packaging instructions. Add the baby spinach at the last minute. Drain & set aside.

Make Ricotta Sauce

Make the pasta sauce by mixing ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a bowl.



Add the lemon ricotta sauce to the pasta and give it a toss. It should be very creamy as you toss it with the help of the residual heat coming from the freshly cooked pasta.


Toss to Combine

Taste for seasoning and add in if necessary. Garnish with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil and red pepper flakes, if using. Serve.


Be sure to check out the blog post to learn more about ingredient substitutions, and how to store and serve this easy pasta recipe.

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