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Pasta with Herbed Ricotta and Pine Nuts

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Category: Main Dish, Cheese, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 8 oz Pasta (preferably spinach)
  • 2 tb Softened margarine
  • 1/2 c Pine nuts
  • Sm Onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 3/4 c Ricotta cheese (part skim)
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tb Tarragon
  • 1 tb Lemon juice
  • 1/2 ts Grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 ts Pepper
  • 1 ds Ground pepper


GARNISH: halved cherry tomatoes, parsley sprigs, sweet red pepper strips,
steamed asparagus spears, or sauteed mushroom caps dusted with paprika.
Boil a large pot of warer; cook pasta until al dente. While pasta is
cooking, in a small skillet, melt margarine. Add pine nuts and onion,
stirring occasionally over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until pine nuts
are lightly browned and onion is softened. Set aside. In a small bowl, beat
cheese with remaining ingredients. Stir in pine nuts and onion. When pasta
is done, drain well; toss with sauce. Top with freshly ground pepper and
garnishes. VARIATIONS: - substitute raw cashews for pine nuts ~ substitute
basil for tarragon ~ add 1/2 c chopped, cooked spinach to ricotta-sauce

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