Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Pasta with Herbed Cheese Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/4 cup (packed) fresh dill leaves

1/4 cup (packed) fresh parsley leaves

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons lemon juice

4 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese

1/4 cup yogurt

1/4 cup (packed) finely snipped fresh chives

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 pound cooked linguine fine

1/4 cup slivered black cured olives


In a food processor puree the dill, parsley, oregano, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, ricotta cheese and yogurt. Transfer to a bowl and add the chives; season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking water and return it to the pot off heat. Add the herbed cheese mixture, reserved cooking water and toss. Serve immediately with slivered black olives.

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