A one pot Creamy Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Asparagus for two!
By now you probably already know this about me, but in case you haven’t figured it out…
I like pasta.
I should be more honest.
I LOVE PASTA!!!
Yes, that sentence needed all capital letters & 3 exclamation points. And even still, I don’t think anyone will ever understand just how much I love pasta. It’s one of those foods that I can easily eat every day. There are simply so many ways to enjoy it!
Like this Creamy Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Asparagus.
I am already a huge fan of lemon, ricotta, & asparagus, but then, when you pair the three together with some herbs & cream you know you are in for a special treat.
Plus it creates one of my favorite color schemes. White & green!
And it’s a combination that not only looks good but tastes great too!
So if you are looking for a simple recipe, perfect for two, & that can be created using just one pot or pan, then you are going to love this Creamy Lemon Ricotta Pasta with asparagus. If you are cooking for more than two you can easily double or triple the recipe to feed all of your family & friends.
And if you are looking for more fresh summer pasta recipes than you are in luck! I have several new pasta recipes this season! Like:
I am guessing you can see another trend or two too!
- 2 Cups Dried Pasta
- 1 Cup Chopped Asparagus
- 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Ricotta
- Lemon Juice from 1/2 of a Lemon
- Seasoning to Taste (I used Salt, Pepper, Thyme, Basil, & Parsley)
- First, cook the pasta according to the packaging instructions. 5 minutes prior to the pasta being al dente add your 1 cup chopped asparagus to the boiling water.
- Once cooked, drain your pasta/asparagus & return it to your pot with your stove at low to medium heat. *(1)
- Add 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup ricotta, & lemon juice. *(2)
- Gently mix until combined & season to taste.
- *1. You don't want your pasta to get cold when you add the whipping cream & ricotta.
- *2. The longer it sits on the stove the thicker it will become. Be sure to stir it occasionally so it does not stick or burn.
What is your favorite way to eat ricotta?
I’d love to hear from you!
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With love, G
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.