Creamy Spinach, Ricotta & Lemon Pasta


Creamy Spinach, Ricotta & Lemon Pasta

 Z and I threw together this simple and delicious pasta for lunch and it was his first time cooking at the stove!

This dish comes together in 15 minutes and will make a great addition to your weeknight dinner rotation! The ricotta makes this dish SO creamy and the the lemon zest adds a burst of freshness! 

The spinach adds fibre, Vitamin A, C and iron and the ricotta adds protein and fat making this a balanced meal. 

I tend to cook with spelt, quinoa or chickpea pasta but any pasta you prefer will work. This is also so delicious with linguine! 


Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Serves: 1 adult & 1 toddler

Suitable From: 6 months +


What do you need?

 1 cup pasta of choice 

1 tbsp ghee or olive oil 

2 shallot or 1 onion, finely diced

1 heaped tsp minced garlic (or more to taste)

1 1/2 cups spinach, chopped

3/4 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup water (from the pasta)

Zest from 1 lemon


  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Add in a little extra water as you will add this to the sauce.
  2. Heat the ghee or oil in a pan over a medium heat and add in the shallots and garlic. Sauté for a couple of minutes.  
  3. Then add in the spinach and cook for another couple of minutes.
  4. Add in the ricotta and lemon zest, stirring well to combine. 
  5. Then add in 1/4 cup water from the pasta and stir to combine until the sauce becomes creamy. 
  6. Stir in the cooked pasta and serve warm. 
  7. Top with black pepper and a sprinkling of parmesan. 
  8. A sprinkling of cayenne pepper is delicious with this for adults!

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