Meyer Lemon Pasta ~ An Easy Side Dish

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Meyer Lemon Pasta

Up today is a Lemon recipe that’s actually NOT a dessert. It’s Meyer Lemon Pasta and it just might be the perfect side dish for chicken or fish. I know…I know. The desserts are so, so yummy.

I wanted to include this pasta recipe, found on the blog In Erika’s Kitchen, because when I think of lemon I don’t usually think of pasta.

But it works.

Meyer Lemon Pasta from On Sutton Place

It’s easy too with just a few ingredients.

Meyer Lemon Pasta

The original recipe called for goat cheese. Honestly, I just don’t like it. So I substituted cottage cheese, which I love. Ricotta would work well too. If you are a goat cheese lover, by all means go for it.

Meyer Lemon Pasta
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 lb. pasta (I used Cavatappi but you could use anything.)
  2. 1 Meyer Lemon
  3. 1/2 c. grated Parmesan
  4. 2 oz. ricotta or cottage cheese
  5. 1/4 c. olive oil
  6. salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add salt and pasta. Cook to Al Dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, grate the zest of the lemon into a large bowl.
  3. Add the juice of half the lemon.
  4. (You can add more juice at the end of you want more flavor.)
  5. Add the cheeses, olive oil, pinch of salt and several grinds of fresh pepper.
  6. Add a small ladle of pasta water and whisk until smooth.
  7. When pasta is cooked, drain and add to the lemon mixture.
  8. Toss and serve.
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Once you add the pasta, the cheeses continue to melt and the pasta becomes nicely coated.

A little tangy…a little salty…a whole lot of taste.

Meyer Lemon Pasta from On Sutton Place

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  1. says

    Oh wow! More lemon. Love it. I saw some Meyer lemons at the store last week, but didn’t get them. I love the flavor of them, so I’m going back to get some to make this recipe. It looks a lot quicker than lemon risotto. We rarely see Meyers here, and they have such a wonderful flavor. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. says

    This looks delicious… I’m a big fan of lemon pasta. I just tried goat cheese for the first time last week. There’s a well known goat cheese creamery nearby and I thought I’d give it a try after reading about it in numerous magazines. We actually liked it, although it is different!

  3. Denise T says

    I love anything with lemons. At first, I thought it was a dessert, but I realize it is not. I will have to try. Thank you for sharing the recipe

  4. says

    That sounds wonderful, I wonder if when you say “goat cheese” if you’re referring to Feta cheese? I happen to love it, so I think it would be amazing with Feta cheese. I shall pin this.
    Thanks, have a wonderful day!!!

  5. Sandy says

    Had no idea what to make for dinner today, until this recipe. As always, thank you for another lemony treat.
    Don’t you wish we could grow Meyer lemons in Ohio? I’m pleased to say my Chicago fig tree produced a nice amount the past three years. I may try a recipe or two with the figs this summer, but I devour them as soon as I wash them.
    Keep warm!

  6. Nancy B says

    I’m loving your whole lemon month. This looks so good. I must tell you that I made your lemon bread recipe to take to a family overnight. It was a big hit. I could see my husband’s cousin drifting over to the bread time after time to sneak a slice while we were there. Thanks so much for sharing. Can’t wait to see what your February flavor will be.

  7. says

    I bet that IS good! I love anything with lemon, so I know I would like this. Looks simple enough too. May have to give this one a try. One of my favorite pasta dishes is lemon picatta chicken over angel hair pasta. So, lemon and pasta do make a good pair!

  8. says

    Ann,

    It looks wonderful! Did you take those shots of all the little pyrex dishes with ingredients? Genius! I am so inept when it comes to technology but I’m slowly learning. Not sure how to get going on google + and just started a blog Facebook page. I’ve been keeping up with all your postings via e-mail. I’m going to have to try this recipce really soon. My husband doesn’t like goat cheese or cottage cheese so I’ll have to try it with rigotta.

  9. says

    Looks and sounds delicious, Ann! I just made a similar pasta dish with lemon but added red pepper and asparagus. I have to try the ricotta cheese. Thanks so much!

    XO,
    Jane