Ricotta & Spinach Pasta with Tasted Pine Nuts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 520.1
  • Total Fat: 22.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.2 mg
  • Sodium: 821.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 62.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 22.9 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Ricotta & Spinach Pasta with Tasted Pine Nuts calories by ingredient


Pasta, Vegetarian Pasta, Vegetarian
Number of Servings: 4


    1 package (10 oz) Spinach, fresh
    4 serving Garlic - minced (1 tsp) (by ELLERCADE)
    1 oz Parmesan Cheese, grated
    10 oz Barilla Pasta, Penne
    4 tbsp Pine Nuts
    1 cup Red Onion Raw (1/4 cup, 40g or 1.4oz)
    .50 tsp Pepper, black
    1 tsp Salt
    1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 cup Ricotta Cheese, whole milk


Fill large pot about half way with hot water (from the tap); cover with a lid and bring to a boil over high heat.

Trim off and discard the ends of the onion and remove the outer layer; small dice the onion (cut into 1/4-inch pieces) and transfer to a small bowl. Add minced garlic.

Preheat a saute pan over medium heat.

When the water in the sauce pan comes to a boil, uncover the pan and season the water with salt, then add the pasta and stir for a few seconds. Cook the pasta, uncovered, for 11 to 12 minutes (according to package directions). Once cooked, drain the past into a colander, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.

Add the pine nuts to the pan; cook, stirring constantly, until they are golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.

Once the pine nuts have been transferred, add EVOO to the pan and swirl the pan to coat the bottom. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the spinach to the pan and seasoning mixture with salt and pepper; cook, tossing frequently, until the spinach is wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the ricotta to the pan and stir until it is thoroughly mixed with the spinach. Add the pasta, about 1/2 the parmesan, and reserved cooking water to the pan; cook, stirring constantly, until the pasta is well combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve, sprinkling the remaining parmesan and pine nuts on top.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LIAMSGMA1.