Creamy Pesto Pasta without Cream

Dish info





Step 1

Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente.

Step 2

Drain pasta and reserve cup of pasta water.

Step 3

Toast pine nuts in a small pan over medium heat.

Step 4

Mix together ricotta, pesto, lemon zest, and pinch of salt.

Step 5

Add pasta and pasta water 1/4 cup at a time then toss until it has a creamy consistency.

Step 6

Serve and top bowls with Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil, and pine nuts.

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We're Alec & Kat, the authors behind The Heirloom Pantry.  We teach approachable, elevated recipes for the home cook, greatly inspired by our Japanese and Italian heritage.