One-Pot Lemon Ricotta Rigatoni
"light + creamy lemon ricotta rigatoni! ✨🍋 this one pot pasta is as fresh as it is fast as it is filling — and as appropriate for meatless monday as it is for any-day noodle night 🙌🏻🤩"
-- @sara.haven
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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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Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 1


  • 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


  • Step 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water; drain pasta.

  • Step 2

    Make the sauce in the same pot: add ricotta, parmesan, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper to taste and stir well.

  • Step 3

    Stir in 1/2 cup pasta water until smooth.

  • Step 4

    Add pasta and stir vigorously until pasta is well coated. continue adding pasta water as needed, until smooth.

  • Step 5

    Stir in the arugula and serve immediately topped with remaining sauce from pan, extra parmesan, red-pepper flakes, and torn basil.