Recipe for Pasta with spinach and ricotta sauce

Very easy and fast recipe, for the difficult days of the week

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  • 220gr. pasta of your choice
  • 1 cups tea ricotta cheese
  • 230 gr. fresh baby spinach, washed
  • 1/3 cup teaspoon grated parmesan, plus extra for serving
  • Grate and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 lemon slices, for serving (optional)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped or melted
  • Salt and black pepper


step 1

Boil the pasta according to the instructions on the package until they become al dente.

step 2

In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta with the olive oil, parmesan, garlic, zest and lemon juice.

step 3

Season with salt and pepper with 1/4 teaspoon salt and a good pinch of pepper. Stir until smooth, try and make sure you are happy with the seasoning.

step 4

At the last minute of the pasta cooking time, keep 1/2 cup of their water and then add the spinach to the pot. Mix well and push the leaves down to immerse them in water.

step 5

After 1 minute strain and return the pasta and spinach to the pot.

step 6

Add the ricotta sauce and some of the retained water. Mix well to evenly coat the pasta with the sauce. If necessary, add more water to get a smooth and creamy sauce.

step 7

Serve immediately and garnish with grated Parmesan, a little extra virgin olive oil and lemon slices (optional).