Barilla® Collezione Bucatini

with Shaved Asparagus, Lemon Zest & Ricotta Cheese

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Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Collezione Bucatini
  • 2 pounds asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 16 ounces low-fat ricotta cheese
  • Grated zest of two lemons
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving ½ cup pasta water.
  2. 2
    Using a vegetable peeler, start at the bottom of asparagus stalk and peel to the end to create long ribbons. Repeat with all asparagus stalks.
  3. 3
    Heat olive oil in large skillet, over medium-high heat. When olive oil is hot add garlic and asparagus; sauté for one minute.
  4. 4
    Add pasta, lemon zest and toss.
  5. 5
    Add ricotta, lemon juice, pasta water and toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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