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One Pot Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach (10 minute recipe!)

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Lemon Ricotta Pasta is the dish you didn’t know you needed

Experience the perfect blend of creamy ricotta, zesty lemon, and spinach in a dish that’s both comforting and elegant – Lemon Ricotta Pasta. With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe captures the essence of simplicity and sophistication. Each bite of this pasta offers a perfect balance of flavours, making it a great choice for a quick weeknight dinner or a special gathering.

This Lemon Ricotta Pasta is high on our simple and delicious list

This recipe only needs a few ingredients and comes together in 10 minutes.

  • Ricotta Cheese: The creamy ricotta forms the foundation of this dish, creating a luscious and velvety sauce
  • Lemon Juice and Zest: Freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest infuse the pasta with a bright and invigorating citrus aroma
  • Olive Oil: A drizzle of high-quality olive oil adds richness and enhances the overall flavor
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic lends its aromatic essence and adds to the savouriness of the dish
  • Spinach: Tender spinach leaves add a touch of green and nutritional value. You can replace this with other vegetables, but we find spinach works best and blends right in
  • Pasta: Opt for your favorite pasta variety, such as fettuccine or tagliatelle, to complement the creamy sauce. This also works great for tortellini or ravioli.

Still deciding? You might also like this zucchini risotto, spinach pesto or maybe this 10-minute tiramisu for dessert

Elevate your pasta experience with the exquisite flavours of this Lemon Ricotta Pasta, where creamy ricotta and zesty lemon unite to create a culinary masterpiece. This dish showcases the beauty of simplicity, allowing each ingredient to shine and satisfy your taste buds. Whether you’re craving comfort or seeking a dish that speaks sophistication, Ricotta Lemon Pasta delivers both with grace. It’s a celebration of taste, aroma, and texture – a reminder that the finest dishes are often born from the simplest ingredients. Savour the luxurious creaminess, the invigorating citrus, and the sheer delight of a beautifully prepared plate of pasta.

One Pot Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Lemon Pasta
Servings: 2 servings


  • 160 g Pasta
  • 250 g Ricotta, full fat
  • 70 g Baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 50 g Grated parmesan
  • 1 Lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tbp Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil Pasta & Spinach: Boil pasta according to package instructions. About 2 minutes before al dente, set about 100ml pasta water to the side, then add the chopped spinach to the pot to boil. Drain once cooked and put it back to the pot.
  • Sauce: While the pasta cooks, combine ricotta cheese, lemon juice and zest, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well, then add a bit of pasta water to get your desired texture.
  • Combine: Pour the sauce over the drained pasta and spinach and mix well. Garnish with more parmesan and a squeeze of lemon.

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023