EASY SPINACH RICOTTA PASTA

by - Oktober 23, 2018
EASY SPINACH RICOTTA PASTA - I looove ricotta cheese. It’s flavor is light and fresh flavor, making it great for warm weather dishes. So when I saw ricotta on sale at the store, I jumped at the chance to make this recipe for Spinach Ricotta Pasta that has been swimming around in the back of my head for a while.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR SPINACH RICOTTA PASTA:
The simplicity of this pasta dish means it’s really easy to customize by swapping out or adding ingredients to make it your own.

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT VEGETABLE?
I added my favorite versatile vegetable, frozen spinach, to help get a little green and fiber into the meal. If you’re not into spinach, you could try frozen broccoli florets, but I’d make sure to chop them up into smaller pieces before adding them in. 

CAN I ADD MEAT?
You can bulk up this spinach ricotta pasta and transform it from a side dish to a main dish by adding some chicken. Simply dice up some chicken breast and sauté it in the skillet with the olive oil and garlic in the beginning. You can do the same with shrimp, but remove the shrimp from the skillet after cooking, and add it back to the finished pasta dish to avoid over cooking the shrimp. 

USE GOOD RICOTTA
And one last note: all ricotta is not equal. I’ve had some brands that are so good I could eat it with a spoon and others that are just dry and tasteless. It may take some experimenting to find one that you really like (I used Breakstone for this recipe). And for this Spinach Ricotta Pasta recipe in particular, full fat ricotta is definitely best (lower fat ricotta can sometimes be gritty or chalky).

EASY SPINACH RICOTTA PASTA

EASY SPINACH RICOTTA #PASTA

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 lb. uncooked fettuccine
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/4 lb. frozen chopped spinach

GET INSTRUCTIONS HERE 

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