This Lemon Farmer Cheese Pasta is the zest you’ll ever have! 🍋 It starts with our Lifeway Farmer cheese. This #smallbatch, #protein rich, dry curd #cheese is a versatile ingredient with a flavor that flawlessly adapts to a variety of dishes. In this #recipe, we infuse it with lemon, creating a perfectly balanced, light and tangy pasta sauce. We stir the sauce into our favorite short pasta and arugula, add a little oil and spices, and then sit down for a rich, filling, heavenly pasta dinner.
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- 1 lb short pasta, like penne or Mezzi rigatoni
- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1 cup freshly grated parmesan (plus more for serving)
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
- ¼ cup lemon juice from 1 to 2 lemons
- 2 cups of arugula
- Chili flakes for serving
- Olive oil for serving
- Thinly sliced or torn basil leaves for serving
- Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente, reserving 1 cup of cooking water. Drain pasta and set aside.
- Make the sauce in the same pot: add the Farmer Cheese, parmesan, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper to taste and stir until well combined.
- Stir or whisk in ½ cup of pasta water until smooth.
- Add the pasta and stir until the noodles are well coated adding more pasta water to loosen up the sauce as needed for a smooth sauce.
- Stir in the arugula.
- Serve immediately and top with remaining sauce and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with extra parmesan, red-pepper flakes and torn basil.