LEMON RICOTTA PASTA W/ ROASTED ASPARAGUS

Tender-crisp asparagus alongside a super simple creamy pasta with little pops of lemon + chives in every bite! This meal is so fresh + full of springtime vibes but even better, it comes together in about 20 minutes. So perfect for an easy weeknight.

INGREDIENTS – serves 2

1 bundle of asparagus, ends removed
2T olive oil
Sprinkle of salt + pepper

1/2 16oz box of pasta (anything will work)

1/4c reserved pasta water
1t butter
2T parmesan
2 lemons, zested
1/4c ricotta
1/4c chives

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 375°F. Distribute asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil then sprinkle with salt + pepper. Toss to coat then roast for 8-10 minutes (less if your asparagus is really thin).

Cook pasta to package instructions in salted water, reserving 1/4c pasta water before dumping it.

Turn heat off, return the pasta to the pan with pasta water, butter, parmesan, lemon zest + ricotta. Mix until the cheeses have melted into the pasta water, creating a creamy sauce then stir in the chives. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the roasted asparagus + serve!

ENJOY!

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