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Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers

Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers: If you enjoy simple and light pasta dishes, then you will love this dish!

5 from 3 reviews

If you enjoy simple and light pasta dishes, then you will love this Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach and Red Peppers!

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Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, using the recommended amount of salt in the water.  Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, in a separate bowl, thoroughly combine ricotta, lemon juice and rind, 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper.  (I listed 1/8 tsp of crushed red pepper, but don’t be shy, this dish is even better with a bit of a kick from the red pepper, so adjust according to your taste level ).
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and garlic, saute for 3 minutes.
  4. Add pasta, ricotta mixture and 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water to skillet.  Stir until combined, adding additional pasta water as needed to achieve desired creaminess.
  5. Add Spinach, cook about 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Top with extra salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper if desired.
  6. Enjoy!

Keywords: pasta, skillet meal