Pasta With Ricotta Pesto

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I thought this would be interesting for a fast no-meat supper or side dish. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (February 1986)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor mince basil, garlic and parsley. Add oil through food tube and process for 10 seconds or until thick.
  2. Add ricotta cheese and process using on/off turns until blended.
  3. Pour pasta in serving dish and pour pesto over and then top with tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  5. Serve with grated cheese.


Most Helpful

This pasta came out really good. The ricotta gave a very creamy texture with a pesto tang in the background. The only thing not to forget is salt! Used Penne pasta for this. Made this for potato/pasta challenge .

Marz March 02, 2008

My kind of dish. Who needs meat? The flavors of the pesto blended beautifully with the creaminess of the ricotta cheese making this a very enjoyable dish! Thanks so much for sharing this simple yet delicious recipe that was ready in a flash.

Marie December 18, 2005

This made for a quick, easy, fresh tasting dinner last night. I had about a cup of fresh ricotta that needed using, and used fresh basil from my garden. We used linguine noodles. Everyone enjoyed. I served with a tomato avocado salad. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny October 12, 2013

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