Lemon Ricotta Pasta {A Guest Post!}

Lemon Ricotta Pasta from Dixie Chick Cooks on @KatrinasKitchen

Yes, you’re at the right blog- this is In Katrina’s Kitchen. No, sadly I did not make that mouth-watering dish. Today I have the pleasure of introducing to you Shea from Dixie Chik Cooks. I thought you all might like something delicious and savory to counter all of those sweets you have around the house now.

{Lemon Ricotta Pasta from Dixie Chik Cooks}

Hello! My name is Shea and I host Dixie Chik Cooks. I’m so excited to be guest blogging for Katrina today! Don’t you just love her? ;)

Lemon Ricotta Pasta from Dixie Chick Cooks on @KatrinasKitchen

Today I am sharing a recent dish I made, Lemon Ricotta Pasta. I started out making a simple creamy sauce to accommodate my daughter’s pickiness… but after throwing this in and that the end result was a much more complex (and yummy) flavor than I expected. This is light enough for a side dish, but definitely has just enough richness to be a main. I put grilled chicken with it and it was delicious. Feel free to alter the ingredients to your taste – I think next time I’ll be adding more lemon and cayenne.

Lemon Ricotta Pasta from Dixie Chick Cooks on @KatrinasKitchen

Lemon Ricotta Pasta Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz container whole-milk Ricotta cheese
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Spaghetti, cooked

Directions:

  1. Swirl about a tablespoon of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium and add the ricotta cheese and give it a good whisk. Add the rest of the ingredients, whisk until all combined and bring to a slow boil.
  3. Cover with a lid, but keep an eye on it. Simmer for about 5 minutes or so until thickened. If it's too thin, whisk in a little spoonful of flour and cook a few minutes longer.
  4. Serve over pasta. Enjoy...
- Katrina
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27 Responses to “Lemon Ricotta Pasta {A Guest Post!}”

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    Kiri W. — October 31, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Looks tasty! I love the plate you used, too, so delicate!
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    Natalie — October 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

    What a perfect combination of flavors!
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    Tina@flourtrader — October 31, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Lemon is a great flavor to use with pasta, I have been on a lemon kick lately so the timing is perfect!. Dixie Chick does have some great recipes and I am glad Katrina chose you for the guest post. Well done!

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    @TCookingCorner — October 31, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Lemon and pasta- a wonderful combination of flavors! I am a big fan of everything with lemon :) Great recipe and a great guest! Well done, ladies!

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    Jen — October 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    What a great flavor combination! And so simple…
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    Belinda @zomppa — October 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    So lovely and bright – thanks for the recipe!
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    Joan@chocolate — October 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    This does look yummy, and I also have picky eaters but I'll bet I can get this one past them!
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    Roxana GreenGirl — October 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    What a great combo. Sounds yummilicious! Nice to meet you Shea :)
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    cookinghealthyforme — October 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    What a terrific flavor combination! I LOVE lemon in pasta! Thanks for a fun guest post!
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    Carolyn — October 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    You know, honestly, my first response was "what? Katrina is posting a savoury dish?". Guest post or not, still looks delish. Great job from both of you ;)
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    mywanderingspoon — October 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    What a refreshing pasta idea, love it:) http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/

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    Jenn @Mother Thyme — October 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Love the combination of flavors. This looks so simple and delicious, love it!

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    Erin @Dinners, Dish — October 31, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Yum! I love lemony pasta! Grilled chicken and maybe some zucchini and you have 1 complete meal. Wonderful, thank you!
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    Shea Goldstein — October 31, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks Kiri! I love that plate too – wish I had a kitchen full of them :)

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    Shea Goldstein — October 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    It's soooo good…..

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    Shea Goldstein — October 31, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks so much! I could squeeze lemon on anything and everything. And the cayenne is a great match too.

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    Shea Goldstein — October 31, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks so much! Happy Halloween to you too :)

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    Elyse-Cultural Dish — October 31, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    This looks like such a great dish! I love the flavors!
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    happywhennothungry — October 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Great guest post!!! This pasta looks delicious!

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    Lauren — November 1, 2011 at 4:02 am

    You can never go wrong with pasta, lemon and cheese!
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    Parsley Sage — November 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Ha! I was like '…waitaminute' when I first got here. Katrina?! Doing savory!? Whatha… ;)

    Brilliant guest post with some super yummy looking pasta!
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    bigbearswife — November 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    that Lemon Ricotta Pasta looks "mouth watering" to me! I love pasta!

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    Megan @ Pip and Ebby — November 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    FANTASTIC ingredient list! Looks absolutely delicious. Great guest post!
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    Iva | in my kitchen — November 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    that looks fabulous!

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    bakingserendipity — November 3, 2011 at 2:36 am

    This looks delicious! I love its simplicity. I've come a long way from my days of being a picky eater, but still appreciate basic meals like this one :)
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    Ama — November 3, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Wow this looks and sounds amazing! I love lemon I love ricotta, I'm in heaven! What a great post!

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    Cooking in Stilettos — November 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    This looks like such a good idea. I already have all the ingredients in the pantry – simple yet sophisticated.
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