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Overhead shot of a plate with spaghetti with spinach, ricotta and lemon
Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach, a light and creamy summer dish that is deliciously refreshing and super easy to make. It's ready in under 15 minutes, and it makes a perfect midweek meal in summer or any other time of the year.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 15 minute dinner recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 682 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 200 g spaghetti (7 oz)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • a handful of spinach
  • 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese to garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

  2. 2 minutes before the pasta is ready, add the fresh spinach to the pot and allow it to wilt.

  3. Reserve ¼ cup of the water in which the pasta cooked, and drain the rest.

  4. In a bowl, mix the ricotta, lemon juice and zest and olive oil.

  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  6. Pour over the reserved water, and mix well to get a paste.

  7. Pour the paste over the drained spaghetti, and mix well.

  8. Serve immediately with parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 682 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 431mg12%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 598IU12%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 349mg35%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.