Lemon Basil Bowties

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Lemon Basil Bowties
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 pound bowtie or other short pasta
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts (about 4 ounces), toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Grated peel of 2 lemons
  • Salt


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente; drain.

Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl and toss with the olive oil. Add the toasted pine nuts, cottage cheese, basil and lemon peel and toss. Season to taste with salt.