Pasta con Ricotta (Macaroni with Ricotta)

Cathy LaFay

By
@CathyCat67

A quick and easy recipe.


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Serves:

4-8

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
medium shells or ditali
1 lb
ricotta cheese (any kind works with this recipe)
1/2 c
milk or you can use some of the pasta water
2-4 Tbsp
butter (optional)
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta according to package in salted water.
2
Drain pasta (if your using pasta water make sure to reserve about 1 cup). Return pasta to the pot and add the butter if using.
3
Mix the ricotta into the pasta and add either the milk or pasta water. (If using pasta water start with just using a 1/2 cup. You want it moist but not soupy)
4
OR
You can mix the ricotta and milk together in a bowl until smooth and pour over the hot pasta. I like to keep it simple and not dirty an extra dish :)
5
Some people like to add the parmesan cheese to the pasta at this point and serve but I always serve and let everyone add their own parmesan cheese which is on the table.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids