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This is lovely served on any pasta. I think it originally came from an old WW Pasta Cookbook, so it's fairly low in calories and it's so simple that even my boyfriend cooks it. It makes quite a 'dry' pasta sauce.
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- 4.92 ml olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 500 g fresh spinach, chopped
- 2.46 ml fresh thyme, chopped
- 120 g ricotta cheese
- 2.46 ml nutmeg, freshly grated
- 15 g pine nuts, toasted
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper
- 4.92 ml vegetable stock, powdered (optional)
- 1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
- 1Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion on a gentle heat until soft but not browned.
- 2Add the thyme, garlic (if using) and spinach.
- 3Continue to cook on low heat until the spinach leaves have wilted, approximately 2-3 minutes. If you're spinach was very wet and there is a lot of water in the pan, drain some off otherwise the sauce will be very runny. If you're not sure drain it into a separate bowl you can always add some later if you feel it's too thick.
- 4Add the ricotta cheese and mix, using a wooden spoon, until it forms a smooth sauce.
- 5Season, using nutmeg (I use more than stated above, but then I really like nutmeg), salt, freshly ground pepper and powdered vegetable stock to taste.
- 6Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and serve straight away on your favourite pasta.
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Nutritional Facts for Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Sauce for Pasta
Serving Size: 1 (178 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 124.7
- Calories from Fat 73
- Total Fat 8.2 g
- Saturated Fat 2.9 g
- Cholesterol 15.3 mg
- Sodium 124.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 7.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
- Sugars 1.5 g
- Protein 7.6 g