Pasta Recipe: Lemony Herb Pasta

Lemony Herb Pasta
Makes 8 servings
Prep 15 mins. Cook 7 mins.

Ingredients
1 container 15 ozs. part skim ricotta cheese
5 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound penne pasta
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
and cut into 1 inch pieces
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In a small bowl, whisk together ricotta, lemon juice, Parmesan, parsley, olive oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. Add penne to boiling water and cook for 7 minutes or until tender. Add asparagus to pot for final 3 minutes of cooking time. Set aside 1 cup pasta water, then drain pasta mixture and place in a serving bowl.
3. Add ricotta mixture and bacon to serving bowl and stir well to combine, adding reserved pasta water by the 1/4 cupful. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Per serving 360 calories; 10 g fat (4 g sat.);18 g protein; 47 g carbs; 2 g fiber; 326 mg sodium
26 mg cholesterol.

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