Farfalle with Spinach, Garlic and Ricotta

One of my husband’s favorite dinner recipes: Farfalle with Spinach, Garlic and Ricotta

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes

Farfalle with Spinach, Garlic and Ricotta


  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 ounces fresh spinach, stemmed and coarsely chopped (about 8 cups)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 12 ounces bowtie (farfalle) pasta
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add bell pepper and cook, stirring until tender -about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until tender -about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in spinach, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook, stirring until spinach has wilted. Stir in ricotta and milk and cook until the sauce is creamy and heated through (about 4 minutes).
  4. Transfer spinach sauce to a large bowl. Add hot pasta and basil. Toss well to combine.
  5. Spoon pasta and sauce into 4 bowls and serve immediately.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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