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5 from 9 votes

Lemon Ricotta Pasta

An easy, one-pan, five-ingredient recipe for lemon ricotta pasta that will be on your table in 20 minutes: perfect for a quick lunch or a busy weeknight.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Cardamom & Coconut


  • 8 oz rotini or pasta of choice
  • 8 oz whole milk ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil water in a large saucepan.
  • Salt the water and cook the pasta following package directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, zest and juice the lemon.
  • When the pasta is cooked, drain and place the pasta back in the pan. Add the ricotta, cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt (I used about 1/2 teaspoon). Mix together and serve.