Pasta con Ricotta (Macaroni with Ricotta)

1
Cathy LaFay

By
@CathyCat67

A quick and easy recipe.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-8
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Pasta con Ricotta (Macaroni with Ricotta)

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.

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About Pasta con Ricotta (Macaroni with Ricotta)

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




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