Welcome! I am so happy you chose to gather around my table. My name is Mia Swinehart and I am a registered dietitian with a passion for simple healthy recipes, women's hormonal health, and overall wellness!
Light, fresh, and super simple Lemon Ricotta + Zucchini Pasta. The perfect Summer pasta dish!
This pasta is made with a quick and easy no-cook ricotta and parmesan sauce with a zesty lemon flavor. It is SO delicious and could not be easier tot throw together! Made with only a handful of ingredients and ready in minutes for a fast and delicious dinner.
The ricotta pasta sauce gets mixed with your pasta of choice, plus some zucchini and kale for a nutrient boost and perfect flavor pairing. Feel free to add your protein of choice! I think this would be delicious with chicken, salmon, or shrimp!
This dish can also easily be made gluten free. For gluten free, I love to use a brown rice pasta.
Please let me know if you give this pasta a try by leaving a rating and comment below! I can’t wait to hear what you think of this delish Lemon Ricotta and Zucchini Pasta. Enjoy! xo
Light, fresh, and super simple lemon ricotta pasta with zucchini and kale!
12 oz pasta of choice
2 zucchini, thinly sliced
3–4 kale leaves, stems removed and finely chopped
Olive oil, for the pan
Pasta water, as needed
1 cup parmesan, divided
1/2 cup ricotta
Juice + zest of 1 lemon
2–3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
S+P, to taste
Pasta water, as needed
Cook zucchini in olive oil in a pan over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Stir in kale, season with salt and pepper, and cook another 2-4 minutes or until vegetables are cooked to your liking. Turn off heat.
Meanwhile, cook your pasta, reserving about 1/2 cup of pasta water just before draining.
While pasta is cooking, make the sauce. Mix 1/2 of the parmesan with the ricotta, garlic, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Set aside.
Mix drained pasta with vegetables, then mix in pasta sauce until everything is well-combined, adding pasta water as needed to thin out the sauce. Stir in another 1/2 cup parmesan before serving and enjoy!
So easy and delicious!
Made this last night, so tasty and easy! Going to make for friends, double the recipe and add shallots. Can I make the sauce ahead of time?
This is sooo good and so easy to make!
This was delicious! I added some ground Italian sausage and brussels sprouts. It was so delicious! Even my fiancé really liked it even though he was skeptical lol
The garlic was completely raw and it ruined the taste of the pasta
Mmmmm! Just made this, it’s so good! Thank you 🙂