This Creamy Lemon Ricotta Rigatoni is the perfect one-pot weeknight dish! It requires less than 10 ingredients and makes for a great meatless meal, featuring bright lemon flavors and creamy ricotta cheese!
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- 1 cup rigatoni, or your favorite short pasta
- 1 cup whole-milk ricotta
- 1 cup fresh grated parmesan, plus more for serving
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1/ 4 cup lemon juice
- 2 cups arugula
- Chili flakes, to taste
- Handful basil leaves
Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water; drain pasta.
Make the sauce in the same pot: add ricotta, parmesan, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper to taste and stir well.
Stir in 1/2 cup pasta water until smooth.
Add pasta and stir vigorously until pasta is well coated. continue adding pasta water as needed, until smooth.
Stir in the arugula and serve immediately topped with remaining sauce from pan, extra parmesan, red-pepper flakes, and torn basil.