One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta

Creamy One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe
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One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe
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What’s not to love about a one pot meal?

One pot, quick, easy, less clean up, less work, and all of the goodness of a homemade meal with love to spare!

This One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta is reminiscent of Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells, without all of the stuffing and the baking, and is considerably lighter and healthier.

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I love spinach in just about anything… Salads, cold dishes, hot dishes, stir-fry, even smoothies and muffins.

However, spinach isn’t the only player in this dish. The crunchy walnuts, aromatic shallots, garlic, and nutmeg, not to mention the light creamy ricotta sauce, and the sweet tangy sun dried tomatoes make this One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta recipe one I like to keep on hand.

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How to Make: One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe

Made with vegetable broth and plenty of fresh veggies, this One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta is a vegetarian meal. It is easily converted into a gluten-free dish as well, just by using gluten free pasta.

So what are you waiting for? Lets go!

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Easy One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe

Prepare all of the ingredients for your One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta before you start cooking. Any chopping, peeling, grating, or straining during the cooking process can throw your times off and could cause the pasta to be overcooked.

Remember to save the vegetable scraps in the freezer for your next batch of homemade vegetable stock.

Perfect One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe

In an extra-large sauté pan on medium-low heat, sauté shallots and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add freshly ground nutmeg and sauté for 1 more minute.

The Best One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe

Next, pour in vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Stir in the pasta, cover, and cook to al dente.

There should be plenty of liquid in the pot. Be careful not to overcook the pasta, or let the broth evaporate too much. You don’t want your One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta to be dry or mushy.

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Finally, on low heat, gently stir in cream and ricotta cheese. Fold in the spinach, walnuts and sun dried tomatoes. Cook a couple more minutes until the spinach is wilted and all ingredients are heated.

That’s it!

Creamy One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe

See? One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta is quick and tantalizing.

It’s a great family meal for any night of the week!

April Scharpf

One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe
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One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 
One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe - A delectable creamy pasta dish the whole family will love! Fresh ricotta cheese melted into pasta with garlic, walnuts, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Servings: 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.5g 28%
Saturated Fat 6.4g 32%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 808mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 41.3g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 2.1g
Protein 16.9g 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 small shallots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg
  • 6 cups vegetable stock, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 pound dried pasta, I used trumpets
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach, lightly chopped, stems removed
  • 1/3 cups sun dried tomatoes, if in oil drain
  • 3/4 cups walnut pieces
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Place a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Sauté the shallots and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Then stir in freshly grated nutmeg, and cook 1 more minute.
  2. Add the vegetable stock to the pan. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the pasta, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Simmer covered for 8-10 minutes until the pasta is cooked to al dente. Check the instructions for your particular type of pasta, times vary.
  3. Turn the heat to low. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in ricotta and cream. Gently fold in the spinach, walnuts, and sun dried tomatoes.
  4. Return the pan to the low heat burner. Cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes until the spinach is wilted and all ingredients are heated through. Garnish with chopped parsley.

 

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6 comments on “One-Pot Spinach Ricotta Pasta

  1. Diane Basingerposted November 7, 2018 at 10:15 am Reply

    Where did the ingredients list go? Please help!

    • Sommer Collierposted November 8, 2018 at 5:44 am Reply

      Hi Diane,

      I’m not sure what happened there. So sorry! The recipe is back up.

  2. Snehaposted August 22, 2018 at 8:53 pm Reply

    Hi, a few questions –
    1. If I want to make this in the inatant pot, how many cups of broth do I use? 
    2. Can I use light ricotta cheese?

  3. Kelly Senyei @ Just a Tasteposted September 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm Reply

    This pasta looks amazing! And so perfect for busy weeknights! :)

  4. Juliaposted September 15, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply

    Oh my! I am putting this on my next week’s menu! Such a great pasta dish!