Make sure to reserve some of the cooking water before you drain the pasta. It'll add flavor and help thicken the sauce.

Gretchen Roberts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

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  • Combine ricotta, next 5 ingredients (through pepper), and reserved cooking liquid in a large bowl. Add the pasta, and toss to combine. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired. Serve immediately.

  • Wine note: Wolf Blass South Australian Chardonnay, around $12, is a classy number that tastes like twice the price. It combines lemony fruit and a soft kiss of toasty oak to complement the zestiness of the pasta and nuttiness from the green beans.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; mono fatg; poly fatg; protein 15g; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 20mg; iron 2mg; sodium 363mg; calcium 116mg.