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Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Fresh Ricotta Pasta

                      Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Fresh Ricotta Pasta Recipe

Our quick ricotta method is inexpensive and easy, and truly makes this weeknight pasta dish shine.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
Cost per Serving: $1.62

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk 
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • quarts water 
  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 2 tablespoons small mint leaves

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine milk and buttermilk in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; drain. Place milk solids in a small bowl; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Toss gently to combine.
  2. 2. Bring 6 quarts water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Stir in 1 tablespoon salt and pasta; cook 7 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
  3. 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add zucchini; sauté 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes, stirring frequently; stir in tomatoes. Combine remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, pasta, and tomato mixture in a large bowl; toss. Top with ricotta and mint.
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Apr1l
by Platinum Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM
Would love it without pasta
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ashleymosq
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Oh that looks good.

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

 TFS

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Love pasta!

anotherandree
by Inga on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM

I didn't think you could make your own ricotta!  Fun! Do you know if there is a way to buy a small thing of buttermilk instead of buying a 1/2 gal just to use 1/2c?

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I think I have seen it in a smaller size. If not I would find another recipe that called for it and plan on making that with in a few days of this. 

Quoting anotherandree:

I didn't think you could make your own ricotta!  Fun! Do you know if there is a way to buy a small thing of buttermilk instead of buying a 1/2 gal just to use 1/2c?


anotherandree
by Inga on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Buttermilk pancakes it is!  I LOVE THESE RECIPES!!

Quoting MamaMandee:

I think I have seen it in a smaller size. If not I would find another recipe that called for it and plan on making that with in a few days of this. 

Quoting anotherandree:

I didn't think you could make your own ricotta!  Fun! Do you know if there is a way to buy a small thing of buttermilk instead of buying a 1/2 gal just to use 1/2c?



MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Awesome choice and great to hear!! 

Quoting anotherandree:

Buttermilk pancakes it is!  I LOVE THESE RECIPES!!

Quoting MamaMandee:

I think I have seen it in a smaller size. If not I would find another recipe that called for it and plan on making that with in a few days of this. 

Quoting anotherandree:

I didn't think you could make your own ricotta!  Fun! Do you know if there is a way to buy a small thing of buttermilk instead of buying a 1/2 gal just to use 1/2c?




Mami2oneboy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:49 PM
Tfs
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 2, 2013 at 8:36 PM

 Sounds good.

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