Spinach Pesto & Ricotta

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook pasta for 8-10 minutes until tender but firm.
  • Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water, drain pasta and return to pot.
  • In large skillet, melt 1 tbsp butter over med heat; cook onion& garlic, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or til softened.
  • Stir in spinach and basil; cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook, stirring for 2 minutes longer.
  • Transfer to food processor.
  • Add remaining butter, salt& pepper and puree til smooth.
  • Add reserved pasta water and blend well.
  • Add spinach mixture to pasta along with 3/4 cup of the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and lemon juice; toss to combine.
  • Serve each with a dollop of remaining ricotta; sprinkle with pine nuts.
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