WHOLE WHEAT PASTA WITH HERBED RICOTTA

 

  • Cooking Time: 12
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (plus additional for serving) grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 12 ounces whole wheat corkscrew pasta
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes

Directions

  • Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling on high.
  • Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine ricotta, oregano, 1/4 cup Romano, and half of basil.
  • Add pasta to boiling water and cook as label directs, adding tomatoes when 3 minutes of cooking time remain.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta and tomatoes; return to pot. Add reserved cooking water to ricotta mixture; stir into pasta and tomatoes. Toss with remaining basil. Serve with additional cheese if you like.

Notes

Categories: Low Fat  Pasta  Vegetarian 

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