Don't miss another issue…      Subscribe

Spaghetti with Tomato Ricotta Sauce

 
Spaghetti with Tomato Ricotta Sauce
224

Mushrooms, ricotta, tomatoes and basil blend wonderful in this hearty sauce.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

30

min

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onions
finely chopped
3 cloves garlic
minced
¾ pound mushrooms
fresh, firm
28 ounces tomatoes, canned
peeled, drained, coarsely chopped
15 ounces ricotta cheese
part-skim
½ cup italian parsley
finely chopped, packed
½ cup basil
fresh, finely chopped, packed
*
1 x salt
*
1 x black pepper
ground
*
1 pound spaghetti
½ cup Parmesan cheese
freshly grated

Directions

In a large saucepan heat the olive oil.

Add the onion and garlic and sauté over low heat, covered until soft.

Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel and slice thin.

Add the mushrooms to the saucepan, and stir continuously, over high heat, until theu are coated with olive oil, about 1 minute.

Add the tomatoes, bring to boil and cook, uncovered, for a few minutes more.

Stir in the ricotta, parsley, basil and salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, bring 5 quarts of water to rolling in a large covered pot.

Add 2 tablespoons salt and all the pasta at once; stir well.

Boil briskly for about 7 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente, tender but still firm to bite.

Pour into a colander and shake vigorously to drain.

Toss with the hot sauce and season the pasta to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with parmesan cheese.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

almost 5 years

This dish is like an easy version lasagna. Made it for lunch, and it came out quite tasty. Ricotta added lots of creaminess with a much lighter fat content.

I added 2 tablespoons tomato paste along with tomatoes, which really help thicken up the sauce. Mushrooms gave the meaty texture with great flavor.

It was much easier than making a lasagna, but had all the yumminess we were craving.

Add review

 

 

Comments

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 532g (18.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 76431% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 556mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 34%
Dietary Fiber 7g 30%
Sugars g
Protein 62g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 38% Iron 40%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

The Healthy Recipe

Health and nutrition news that’s easy to digest…
Plate of colorful fresh, juicy sliced Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes are a Hot Item this year

Heirloom tomatoes are a hot item at an Old Town farmer’s market in Palm Springs, California, reports the La Quinta Sun.

More breaking news

 

Add Photo

Up to 1MB in size, .jpg format

 

Live Feed