Creamy Meyer Lemon Pasta with Homemade Ricotta and Broccoli #SundaySupper

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The theme for #SundaySupper this week is so much fun, the only way for you not to enjoy    it is if you are lactose intolerant or you don’t like cake!

Many moons ago at one of the #SundaySupper twitter chats we got on the subject of cheesecake, and ran with it, totally got off topic of whatever we were discussion.   The enthusiasm was so big that Isabel finally decided it was time for a cheesecake them!

Now, cheesecake isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and they aren’t that easy to make.  Geniuses that we are we split the word and decided on a Cheese, Cake and Cheesecake theme!  Fun, right? 

IMG_8133.jpg Since I had my fill of cheesecake recently, I went with the cheese portion.  Everyone loves cake, but there needs to be something savory in the mix with all that sweet! 

One of my favorite things to do is make a creamy pasta by tossing it with a soft cheese and some leftover pasta water.  Comfort food at its best, a quick simple meal and almost always meat free.  This one was even better since it was tossed with freshly made ricotta cheese

Creamy Meyer Lemon Pasta with Homemade Ricotta and Broccoli

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Creamy Meyer Lemon Pasta with Homemade Ricotta and Broccoli #SundaySupper
 
If you choose not to make your own ricotta, I suggest buying the highest quality available to you. It's the focus of this dish and you want the best!
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Recipe type: Main Dish, Vegetarian, Cheese
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 12oz fresh pasta (such as fettuccine)
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • ¾ cup homemade ricotta cheese
  • juice and zest from 1 meyer lemon
  • reserved pasta water
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F. lay your broccoli on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Once the oven is pre-heated, roast the broccoli for 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  3. While the broccoli is cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  4. Cook the pasta according to the packages directions, drain, reserving ¼ cup water.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, meyer lemon zest and juice.
  6. Place the cooked pasta in a large serving bowl and toss with ¾ of the ricotta mixture, if it seems a little thick, thin out with some of the reserved pasta water.
  7. Mix in the roasted broccoli and toss again with the remaining ricotta, making sure the broccoli and pasta are completely covered with sauce.
  8. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  9. Serve immediately.

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Cheese –
Cakes –
& Cheesecakes

 

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. This week we will be sharing our love of Cheese, Cakes AND Cheesecakes!  Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST!

Follow the #SundaySupper hash tag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. 

Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

Join us Around the Family Table this Sunday at 7PM Eastern Time and share your favorite Cheese, Cake and Cheesecake Recipes with us! 
 

 

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30 Comments

  1. Though I can´t find meyer lemons here, this is still a recipe I´d like to try! And with homemade ricotta so much better.

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  2. You’ve got three of my favorites in this dish-pasta, cheese, and broccoli! I’ve pinned this to make because it looks delicious!

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  3. I can’t wait to try your homemade ricotta and now I can’t wait to make this after. I love ricotta cheese, I could eat it with a spoon. Is that weird?

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  4. Oh my goodness… I can’t wait to try making my own ricotta cheese and then this lovely dish. I love broccoli and ricotta together!

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  5. As if pasta couldn’t get any better? Then you go all mixing it with lemony things and cheese. Mmmmm…

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  6. What a simple, yet flavorful dish! Sounds like a perfect dish to make after a long day at work… can’t wait! ;-)

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  7. Love that you make your own ricotta!! Never made cheese before but that is going to change now!!

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  8. I would grab the bowl and run to prevent anyone else from having it. This is 100% my craving allllll the time. Oh yummy!

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  9. Simple is best. Love this and I’m going to try my hand at making ricotta cheese!

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  10. What freshness to a pasta dish with lemon and homemade ricotta. What a nice recipe for spring. Or actually before to give a taste of spring in the cold winter.

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  11. That is seriously one of my favorite ways to “dress” a pasta, too…this looks so incredibly delicious!

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  12. This looks so good! Creamy pasta is my weakness! I love your presentation :-)

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  13. Wow! I’m coming for dinner!

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  14. I was wondering how this theme was chosen! It’s fun to see some savory options mixed in with the cakes…and your pasta looks wonderful!

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  15. i can’t stop looking at that pasta – it is just so creamy and delicious! i have yet to make homemade ricotta, and you have totally convinced me i need to. then i can make this gorgeous pasta!

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  16. That looks so good! I’m in favor of cheese whether it’s in pasta or a cake or, ideally, both! :)

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  17. Making ricotta may be beyond me, but this is a great pasta recipe, it sounds so fresh!

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  18. What a wonderful idea to mix Meyer lemon with broccoli in pasta. Certainly, I’ve had lemon accented veggies but not with noodles. I can only imagine it tastes even better with lovely ricotta, too. Thank you for introducing this recipe, Susan =)

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  19. I need to make this dish. I may not make the ricotta (making cheese scares me – I’m always worried I’m going to give myself food poisoning by not doing it right!) but the pasta I can handle. This looks fabulous!

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  20. Definitely a quick after-a-long-day dinner! Now I know what to do with leftover ricotta when I have it.

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  21. This looks so delicious! I just recently used meyer lemons in a pasta recipe from Foodie Crush. . . so good!!!

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  22. What a delicious dish! So full of flavor! I love it so much that I added it to my list of Meyer Lemon recipes that caught my eye in my most recent post. Thank you so much for sharing such a great recipe!

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  23. Making this tonight. I already know it will be delicious :)

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