• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins

Number of servings


  • 1 lb short pasta of choice
  • 1 cup ricotta 
  • 2 tbsp Sunkist® lemon juice 
  • 2 tsp zest from a Sunkist® lemon
  • 0.75 cup Parmesan 
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 0.5 cup arugula 
  • 0.5 tsp red pepper flakes 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp pepper 
  • 0.5 cup reserved pasta water


Step 1

Add water to a large pot and bring to a boil. Add a large pinch of salt and pasta and cook 1 minute less than package instructions.

Step 2

Drain pasta and reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water.

Step 3

Reduce heat to low. In the same pot, add ricotta, Sunkist® lemon juice and zest, parmesan, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

Step 4

Add the pasta back in along with reserved pasta water and arugula. Stir until combined.

Step 5

Serve and top with a bit of lemon zest and a sprinkle of parmesan.

"This dish is simple, but the California-grown Sunkist® lemons pack so much flavor! My picky toddler will even eat this one, which we all know is a major win!"

- Lyndsey Smith -