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Pasta with ricotta, a quick and creamy first course

pasta with ricotta

3 ingredients are enough to prepare an excellent pasta with ricotta with an intense lemon scent. Here is our recipe.

It doesn’t take much to make a quick and easy recipe to bring to the table, yet it often seems so difficult to us. Always busy with a thousand chores, we do not think that a simple pasta with ricotta can save us dinner : already because very few ingredients are enough to prepare it but we can guarantee you that you will never have tasted such a good ricotta sauce.

To prepare this tasty first course, all you have to do is cook the pasta and spend two minutes preparing the sauce. In fact, it will be sufficient to work the ricotta with some aroma and the game is done. Which, we will reveal to you in the course of the recipe. Are you ready to be conquered by this dish?

pasta with ricotta
pasta with ricotta

How to prepare the recipe for pasta with ricotta

  1. First, cook the pasta in abundant salted water for the time indicated on the package.
  2. Then transfer the ricotta, without draining it, into a bowl and work it into a cream with a spoon. Scent it with the grated rind of the lemon and season with a grind of black pepper and a pinch of salt. Adjust the consistency of the cream with a little cooking water or with a few tablespoons of milk.
  3. Once the pasta is ready, drain it and mix it with the ricotta. Spread over the plates and complete with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese.

If you love delicious first courses, then don’t miss our variant of pasta with ricotta and pancetta. The preparation is very similar to the previous one except that you will have to brown 150 g of diced bacon , sweet or smoked, in a pan without oil. Once golden, add it to the bowl together with the pasta and ricotta. You will feel what a delight!

Among the other first courses with ricotta, we suggest you try the ricotta and spinach lasagna , perfect for Sundays with the family.


The pasta with ricotta tends to dry as it cools , so if you decide to keep it in the refrigerator (covered and for a maximum of a couple of days), know that when it is time to heat it you will need to add a drop of milk or cream to restore its creaminess.

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