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Penne With Pesto and Ricotta

Penne With Pesto and Ricotta

Penne With Pesto and Ricotta

Penne With Pesto and Ricotta

Ingredients

  1. Salt
  2. 1 pound whole wheat penne rigate pasta
  3. 1/3 cup walnut pieces
  4. 1 cup packed spinach or baby spinach leaves
  5. 1/2 cup packed arugula leaves
  6. 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  7. 1 clove garlic, smashed and peeled
  8. Pepper
  9. 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  10. 2/3 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese (a couple of generous handfuls)
  11. 1 cup ricotta cheese
  12. 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving a ladleful of the pasta cooking water.
  2. In a small skillet, toast the nuts over medium-low heat, tossing occasionally, until fragrant, about 4 minutes; let cool.
  3. Using a food processor, puree the nuts, spinach, arugula, parsley and garlic; season with salt and pepper. With the machine on, pour in the olive oil in a steady stream and mix until a thick paste forms.
  4. Transfer the pesto to a large pasta bowl; stir in the parmigiano-reggiano and reserved pasta cooking water.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta and honey, season with pepper and set aside.
  6. Add the pasta to the pesto, toss and let stand for 1 minute. Serve with dollops of the honey ricotta.

Serves 4.

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