Lemon Arugula Pasta with Burrata-You only need seven ingredients and 30 minutes to make this quick and easy pasta with lemon, arugula, and burrata cheese.
We made it to Friday and I am ready for my pajamas, Netflix, and a big bowl of this Lemon Arugula Pasta with Burrata. It may sound like a boring Friday night to you, but I live for lazy Friday nights. I am a home body at heart and I love nights when I can curl up in my cozy sweats and watch a good show with good food. I would much rather stay in than go out.
Now that we have two crazy boys we do date nights in a lot. We put the boys to bed early, shhhh don’t tell them it’s early, they can’t tell time yet, so it works:) After they are in bed, we make a special dinner and watch binge watch a Netflix show or turn on a movie.
Josh might not appreciate my sweats, but he sure does appreciate my cooking. This pasta just as good as any restaurant dish, maybe even better:) It is a great date night in dish…or any night dish.
You only need seven ingredients to make this recipe and it can be ready in 30 minutes. I use DeLallo’s organic whole wheat pasta because it is the best! Josh never turns up his nose at this whole wheat pasta. It is the good stuff. I go all out for date night in:) Any pasta shape will work, but this time I used rigatoni. I like the big tube-shaped noodles.
The pasta sauce is simple-olive oil, garlic, shallot, lemon, arugula, and burrata cheese. If you haven’t tried burrata, you really need to and I suggest you start with this pasta. The cheese is so creamy and is the perfect sauce for the pasta. I add it to the pasta when it is warm so it melts all over the noodles and creates a cheesy sauce.
I also add sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes because Josh likes things spicy. Our date nights are hot, hot, hot…ha! One bite of this pasta and he forgets all about the sweats I am wearing. I win Josh over with my food all of the time.
Enjoy a night in and make this Lemon Arugula Pasta with Burrata. You will be glad you stayed home.
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Lemon Arugula Pasta with Burrata
- 1 pound DeLallo Organic Whole Wheat Rigatoni
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small shallot minced
- 3 large garlic cloves minced
- Zest of 1 large lemon
- Juice of 2 large lemons
- 5 cups baby arugula
- 8 ounces burrata cheese cut into 1-inch chunks
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Crushed red pepper flakes for serving, optional
- Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic; sauté until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the lemon zest.
- Drain the pasta, reserving about 3/4 cup of the pasta water. Pour pasta into the skillet. Add the lemon juice and arugula. Add the reserved pasta water and gently toss until arugula is wilted, about 1 minute. Top with burrata cheese and gently stir until cheese is melted. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
- Place pasta into serving bowls or plates and top with crushed red pepper, if desired. Serve warm.
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Oh this is wonderful! I like the way you think! making this in the near future!
What a nice simple pasta!
hey girl this looks so divine! Yummy!
This looks heavenly! I need this in my life!
I LOVE Burrata cheese, great pasta recipe!
This looks like a bowl of whole lot of yumminess!
I know my family would love this pasta recipe! Can’t wait to try ti!
I love the simplicity of this pasta and using Burrata is genius! Never tried it in pasta but it is one of my fav cheese so now I have to make this. Thanks for sharing.
Where can I buy burrata cheese? I have access to trader Joe’s, fresh market and whole foods. I have never seen this at my local grocery store.
Whole Foods has Burratta cheese. Just guessing, but Trader Joe’s probably does too…
Was so looking forward to this but I was so disappointed. Followed all the instructions but ended up with a huge clump of arugula and burrata, not incorporated into the pasta at all.
I made this with spaghetti squash – it was incredible!!
Glad you liked the recipe!
Could you use another cheese, maybe fresh mozzarella instead? I have everything to try this except Burrata and would hate to make a special trip
Fresh mozzarella will work, it won’t be as creamy as the burrata but still good!
I can’t. Wait to try this delicious receipe! ❤️
I am going to make this receipe as soon as I find the Burrata Cheese. ❤️
Can you describe what Burrata cheese tastes like?
Burrata imagines a delicate fresh mozzarella shell filled with heavy cream and soft cheese curds. Like the mozz. didn’t solidify. It’s rich creaminess cannot be overstated or duplicated. My 10 year old likes it with thick, hot toasted Italian bread or baguettes with fresh tomato and pesto, or drizzled with balsamic.
Have you tried adding some cut up prosciutto to this?
Loved this pasta dish! I halfed the recipe and used as a side with a spatchcock grilled chicken. Next time I make I will add the cheese prior to the arugula. Thank you for sharing 🙂
I was soo looking forward to trying this recipe. I am a huge fan of Burrata Cheese and Arugula. The flavor combination with the Lemon, the Lemon Zest and Garlic was perfect. My only complaint is the Burrata Cheese was very hard to incorporate into the pasta to become a sauce even with adding the pasta water. Did anyone else have a similar result?
This sounds so yummy and I want to make it this week! Is it possible to use spinach vs arugula? Or will that mess up the flavors?
Yes, spinach is fine!
The flavors were great! My only problem was that the burrata didn’t melt! It coagulated into separate harder pieces and I don’t know why, any ideas?
Did you stir it into the warm pasta?
Its really good! I added some Parmesan so it was saltier. I think it could use maybe some crisp prosciutto in it! But really good!
What would be a good substitute for the burrata here? I am not a fan of that cheese but still want a creamy pasta! Maybe ricotta?
Ricotta would be good. Or you can try fresh mozzarella or even goat cheese!
I was so very looking forward to this… All ingredients we love! However the burrata and arugula formed into a tight rubbery ball. All we were left with was some watery lemony sauce and pasta. What a waste.
This was so easy and delicious! Had some fresh arugula from the farmer’s market and this recipe was a pleasant change to the typical salad. From the other reviews, that had trouble with the cheese, I had luck putting the burrata in at the very end and doing so a little at a time. Thank you, will definitely make this again and again!
I wish I could upload a photo lol. Idk what kind of burratta you’re buying. I got a blob of cheese with cheese tinged water for sauce. Did you mean boursin cheese??
Same experience as another review- the cheese and arugula just clumps together. Followed the instructions and tried using more pasta water but it didn’t help.
The taste was there but the burrata and arugula made a gloopy mess that wouldn’t untangle and spread into the pasta. Disappointed.
I need the nutrition value of the Lemon Arugula Pasta, please.
I was so excited about this and it turned out awful. I cook at least five nights a week and this is quite a simple recipe, so I really don’t think it was an error on my part. I followed all the instructions and ended up with a huge clump of wilted arugula with burrata cheese like someone else commented, and the more I think about it the more inevitable that seems given the instructions. Even without that texture issue, it tasted really bad, both before and after salting/peppering, and before and after adding red pepper. I wouldn’t recommend this dish.