Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...

Lemon-Spinach Pasta


Rate this recipe 0/5 (0 Votes)
Lemon-Spinach Pasta 0 Picture


  • 4 cups penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 5 cups fresh spinach washed & trimmed
  • 1/2 cup finely diced sweet red pepper


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, 10 minutes.

Step 2

Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain pasta and set aside.

Step 3

In same saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; fry garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add reserved cooking liquid, ricotta cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese, the lemon rind and juice, salt and pepper; bring to simmer.

Step 4

Add spinach and red pepper; stir until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Return pasta to pot and toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.


If you want, make it more of a meal by adding a diced chicken breast.

You'll also love

Review this recipe

Tomato, Basil and Cheese Baked Pasta BLT Pasta Skillet