Pasta with Mascarpone and Lemon

A very simple sauce for a very elegant dish. You can serve this as a main entree for 2 people or as a side dish for 4.  Adapted from The Kitchn

Serves 1/4

Pasta with Mascarpone and Lemon
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 lb spagettini
  • 5 cups spinach. chopped
  • 1/2 cups hazelnuts, toasted and chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large pot of salted water cook the pasta until fork tender.
  2. While the pasta is cooking combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, mascarpone, salt and nutmeg.
  3. Drain the pasta reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid. Return the pasta to the pot and stir in the cheese mixture.
  4. Add the spinach and cook until it begins to wilt.Add the reserved water.
  5. Stir in the hazelnuts and serve.
Recipe Type: Pasta
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In a large pot of salted water cook the pasta until fork tender.
While the pasta is cooking combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, mascarpone, salt and nutmeg.

Drain the pasta reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid. Return the pasta to the pot and stir in the cheese mixture.

Add the spinach and cook until it begins to wilt.Add the reserved water.

Stir in the hazelnuts and serve.

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