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BEST Lemon Ricotta and Pistachio Pasta 🍋

This creamy ricotta pasta has great crunchy texture from the pistachios and a subtle bite from the black pepper!

This creamy ricotta pasta has great crunchy texture from the pistachios and a subtle bite from the black pepper. I love incorporating lemon with ricotta because they compliment each other so well! This pasta would be great served with a full bodied white wine like Sicilian Chardonnay.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1/4 cup fresh ricotta
  • 1/4 cup crushed pistachios
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest grated from a lemon
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Process:

  1. In a pot of salted, boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Reserve a cup of pasta water before draining.
  2. Add ricotta, pistachios, lemon zest and a splash of pasta water to the pasta and stir or toss to combine. Note: Ricotta will become saucy with the added pasta water. If it isn’t getting saucy, add more pasta water and stir continuously until it is creamy. 
  3. Add salt and black pepper to taste, stir to combine and serve with a Sicilian Chardonnay or another full bodied white wine. 

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