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Lemon, Basil and Marscapone Pasta

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This pasta dish is cheap, quick and refreshing. It’s great for when you’re a super-busy student đŸ™‚

lemon basil marscapone pasta

Lemon, Basil and Marscapone Pasta

1 lb dried pasta
5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 cup marscapone
salt and black pepper
1 handful torn fresh basil

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water, until al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, place the marscapone, with 2 – 3 tablespoons of pasta water, in a skillet over medium-low heat. When the marscapone is melted and smooth, slowly add in the lemon juice an zest. Warm gently, stirring constantly, until heated through – about 4 minutes.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Add pasta and basil to the sauce and toss well to coat, adding reserved water as needed.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

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