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    Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Sauce for Pasta

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    -Sylvie-'s Note:

    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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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion on a gentle heat until soft but not browned.
    2. 2
      Add the thyme, garlic (if using) and spinach.
    3. 3
      Continue 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.
    4. 4
      Add the ricotta cheese and mix, using a wooden spoon, until it forms a smooth sauce.
    5. 5
      Season, using nutmeg (I use more than stated above, but then I really like nutmeg), salt, freshly ground pepper and powdered vegetable stock to taste.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and serve straight away on your favourite pasta.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 08, 2012


      I wouldn't call this a real sauce but it does perk up spinach and goes nicely with pasta.

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    • on September 07, 2009


      Holy cow I made this a while ago and forgot to rate it--this was fantastic and SO quick! Will make again very pleased with this dish!

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    • on March 18, 2009


      This is a great little recipe! I have made it twice now. For the first one I served over pasta. The second one...I rolled it up in fresh whole wheat lasagne noodles and put them into a casserole with sauce and topped with cheese. I made 8 rolls and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them. I too love the hint of nutmeg...really brings out the other flavours. When I added the ricotta...I left small lumps instead of making it smooth. I made my "usual" recipe..."Fresh Homemade Ricotta Cheese". Thank you -Sylvie- for this yummy recipe!

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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

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