Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spinach Pasta

Do you ever wait at the last minute to decide what you are going to cook for dinner?
Well, I am a planner, but sometime it does happen to me too.
The good thing is that I can usually come up with something fast and easy.
Last night I used ricotta and spinach to create this delicious dish.
All you need is

1 box pasta
1 cup of ricotta
1 package frozen spinach (10-12oz)
couple of cloves of garlic

Cook the spinach in 2T of olive oil and garlic
for 5 minutes.
When done,turn the heat off and add the ricotta.
 In the meantime cook the pasta in water.
When draining the pasta, save at least 1cup of the cooking water.
Add ricotta and spinach to pasta, and add some of the hot cooking water if it seems too dry. (but sometime is not necessary)
Serve with Parmesan cheese.
Buon Appetito
***Ricotta is used more in the southern regions of Italy, 
and used in pasta dishes as well.***

Stay Frugal,


Janet said...

I'd love it! My guys who think cooked spinach is poison (Though they eat it raw--go figure) wouldn't eat it in a million years. Men!!

Tammy Henderson said...

This looks so and easy my kind of meal!

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Delicious! Another quick, easy and delicious recipe!

NanaDiana said...

That looks really good, Dani. I like those fast fixes for the days you are short on time- YUM!!! xo Diana

Kelly said...

Yum! You are always whipping up something good and healthy in the kitchen. I would love that I bet. Will probably wouldn't like the spinach in it though. I hope he'll eventually eat it since it's so good for you. His older brother (Cody) eats everything now, so there is still hope for Will. LOL!

Cristina Garay said...

I'm definitely trying this one, easy, quick and ingredients I love! Thanks Dani!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Daniela I'm making this over the looks soooooo good!!
LOVE ricotta!

Geri O said...

Looks yummy. I will be trying this.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Yummy recipe, Dani. You're quite the chef. My last- minute-meals usually consist of something in the microwave. This looks like something from the Olive Garden. :)


Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

I'm pinning this. Will definitely be making soon. I am not a fly by the seat of your pants type. I have to plan our meals out otherwise we'd be eating cereal. Thanks for sharing.

Maria Elena said...

It looks really good! I will keep this recipe for one of these days when I need something in a hurry. Sounds easy and delicious!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

I am so excited to try this it looks yummy!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Grazie mille!
This is a recipe that we both will LOVE! And so healthy too.
Thanks for sharing this with your readers.

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

I love spinach, and this looks delicious! I am sooo not a planner, so always happy to have quick recipe ideas.