Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Ricotta Spinach Pasta

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

You know I love pastas - this one sounded so good, I knew I had to make it when I saw the recipe in Cooking Light Magazine.  It was very easy to make and quite delicious.  I absolutely loved flavor added by the lemon rind.

{ Original recipe form the April 2012 issue of Cooking Light Magazine.  See it here }

- 9 ounces fettuccine { I used whole grain }
- 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon lemon rind
- 3/4 teaspoon slat, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1-1/2 cup red pepper, diced
-1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach
- lemon rind strips, optional

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander over a bowl; reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.

2. Combine ricotta, 1 teaspoon rind, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper; sauté 2 minutes. Add walnuts, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil and juice. Add pasta, pasta water, and spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Top with ricotta mixture and rind strips, if desired.

So easy, right?

What did you cook this week?

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SnoWhite said...

Lovely idea! I'm enjoying ricotta more and more lately - especially after your summer squash ziti. This looks like something we could enjoy too.

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa said...

Yes, please! Love Cooking Light and this looks great! Must try :)

Miz Helen said...

Your Ricotta Spinach Pasta looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for hosting.
Miz Helen

Decor & Harmony said...

This looks so yummy I will have to give this a try :) I love ricotta!

Cindy B. said...

Hi Alissa, your Ricotta Spinach Pasta look delicious. Thanks for hosting, have a great week :)

Rachel @ My Happily Ever After said...

that pasta looks just delicious! thank you for hosting the party!

Carissa Rasmussen said...

That looks like such a light and tasty dish. thanks for the recipe

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

This looks very good! I am definitely going to save the recipe!

Gaye Christmus said...

I just found your blog, linked up with your blog hop, and am now following you. Thanks.


Kristy Lynn said...

i'm not entirely sure how i feel about magazines. a lot of the time i feel like "meh - they treat women (mainly) like idiots and try to trick them into trends and buying things - and why would i spend 10 dollars on something i can get for "free" via the internet?".....

...but then parts of me just want to scoop them up and mow down with my eyes. and maybe my mouth if the page looks good enough. though that doesn't do anything for feel good mouth sensations. i imagine your pasta might, though.

this week i've shared a roasted pumpkin recipe with new baby potatoes and seared saganaki (squeaky, firm, salty grilling cheese). divine and oh so perfect for a savory fall starter dish!


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