Lip-smacking lemon sauce gets a peppery punch with freshly cracked black pepper and arugula in this comforting pasta dish.
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling heavily salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente (according to package instructions). Drain pasta and reserve ½ cup of pasta water.
While, the pasta is cooking, zest one lemon and set aside. Cut the zested lemon in half and juice into a bowl. One lemon should yield about 2 tablespoons of juice.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large dutch oven or saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add 1 tablespoon of flour and stir until it forms a fully incorporated paste. Let cook for 30 seconds.
Whisk in Forager Project Half & Half, stirring until there are no lumps. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute until slightly thickened and reduced. Stir in the lemon zest, reserving a bit for garnish, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast.
Add al dente pasta along with ¼ cup of reserved pasta water. Stirring to coat pasta. If your sauce feels too thick, slowly add remaining reserved pasta water until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
Turn off the heat and toss in a handful of arugula. Stir to combine.
Divide pasta into bowls. Drizzle with olive oil, top with more freshly cracked pepper, and remaining lemon zest. Dig in while it is hot and creamy!!