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Shells with Ricotta, Basil and Lemon

30 minutes or fewer Toasted breadcrumbs give this dish an authentic touch.

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30 minutes or fewer

Toasted breadcrumbs give this dish an authentic touch.

Servings
SERVING

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. medium-size dried pasta shells or rigatoni
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups low-fat ricotta cheese (15 oz.)
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 16 fresh basil leaves, sliced into thin ribbons
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown.

3. Combine ricotta, lemon juice and zest in warm serving bowl. Fold in basil; season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Toss pasta with ricotta mixture until well coated. Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary. Sprinkle with toasted breadcrumbs, and garnish with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 6
  • Calories 394
  • Carbohydrate Content 65 g
  • Cholesterol Content 27 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 20 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 437 mg
  • Sugar Content 5 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g