This was ok, I feel like it was lacking in ingredients. I think next time I make it I'll add sundried tomatoes as well as crushed red pepper. Loved the ricotta topping!
KristiO Posted: 03/20/12
ChrisJSB Posted: 03/31/12
I thought this was a good meal however I made a few changes to it after reading some other reviews. I used a vegetable fettuccine for more nutrition and I added mushrooms to the recipe. I also used a low/fat-free ricotta and used lemon zest instead of rinds. It added a little more lemon flavor. Overall I enjoyed it, the crunch of the walnut was great!
maddypotpie Posted: 08/06/12
I read all of the reviews claiming this pasta was bland, and I still thought I might be able to improve it with some tweaks. I added crushed red pepper, italian seasonings, and some goat cheese, but it was still bland bland bland. Boring.
AdrianaKincaid Posted: 04/01/13
quick and delicious, i always end up adding more lemon though. a personal preference though
Whygal Posted: 04/02/12
Great pasta dish. I deleted the walnuts (allergy) and added sundried tomatoes and crushed red pepper as suggested by another reviewer. Quick and easy to make--great for a week night meal.
Julie1016 Posted: 05/30/12
I was soooo disappointed with this recipe. It seemed so good in concept, but my boyfriend ate half of his plate and gave the rest to our dog - which NEVER happens. I think walnuts were the wrong nut for this dish and feel like it needed vinegar or something to bring out more flavor.
Samsublime Posted: 03/18/12
This was alright. It was quick and healthy so I can't complain too much, it just lacked something. I think that if there was a little bit of vinegar, wine or maybe more lemon that would have brought it up to par. I'll probably try the combo again but experiment by adding a little more of something flavorful. Maybe some fresh basil?
cindythigpen Posted: 04/30/12
This was delicious! I substituted toasted almonds for the walnuts and added them at the very end. My husband said "this is a keeper!"
harobed8 Posted: 02/11/13
I made a variation of this with strozzapreti pasta, substituted pistachios for walnuts and left out the red pepper. It was delicious!
Palkscancook Posted: 10/04/13
This was delicious, even better that it is quick! I used white high fiber pasta, linguini, because I couldn't find whole grain fettuccine. The lemon/pepper ricotta topping made the meal. It is being added to my top 25 quick meals.
tgtgtgtg4 Posted: 10/03/13
The problem with this recipe is the adding of the pasta water. It waters the dish down. I added tomato sause to give it flavor. As it is, the ricotta gets watered down. this one needs to go back to the drawing board.