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    Delicious and Simple Ricotta and Tomato Pasta Sauce

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    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    LovelyRitaMeterMaid's Note:

    I just love this recipe! Mum used to make this for us when we were kids. It's apparently a traditional Roman dish, great for vegetarians and very easy and quick to whip up, an awesome dish with a real 'rustic' feel to it! The kids will love it! It is to be served on top of steaming, hot pasta...wholemeal pasta works quite well with this recipe too! Enjoy!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Firstly, put on a large pot of salted water and bring to the boil, add pasta to water and cook until'al dente' approximately 8- 10 minutes.
    2. 2
      While pasta is on the go, finely dice your onion and crush your garlic.
    3. 3
      In a saucepan, put in the olive oil, when the oil is warm, add your garlic and onion and gently saute these until they are transparent.
    4. 4
      Add the ricotta to the pan, and stir through the onions and garlic well.
    5. 5
      At this stage, add your salt and pepper, parmesan, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste.
    6. 6
      Mix well and let simmer gently for 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Drain pasta.
    8. 8
      Turn the ricotta sauce off from the heat, add your fresh basil leaves, roughly torn, into the sauce.
    9. 9
      Dish up some pasta into a bowl, put some of the ricotta sauce on top of the pasta, and finish off with some extra shavings of parmesan if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 18, 2013

      15

      Yuck. This is for kid's with ruined taste buds. The deal breaker is the 2 cups of ricotta. We threw it in the compost immediately. Wasteful and expensive. If you like pablum tho, this maybe for you!

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    • on September 19, 2007

      55

      We all loved this recipe! I stirred all the pasta into the sauce, chopped it up some, and added 8 oz cream cheese to it. Awesome!

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    • on January 10, 2005

      45

      This was unlike any spaghetti sauce I've ever made before. My son seemed to enjoy it, and I did too. I certainly appreciated the new twist of adding ricotta, but I only added 1 1/2 c. I probobly added a touch more olive oil than called for and used parmaigionno reggiono (sp?). My husband said he prefers the sauce without ricotta, but still liked it. Thank you for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Delicious and Simple Ricotta and Tomato Pasta Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (260 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 762.8
     
    Calories from Fat 199
    26%
    Total Fat 22.1 g
    34%
    Saturated Fat 11.4 g
    57%
    Cholesterol 64.9 mg
    21%
    Sodium 979.1 mg
    40%
    Total Carbohydrate 107.8 g
    35%
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    24%
    Sugars 7.9 g
    31%
    Protein 32.5 g
    65%

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