Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

Just boil the pasta and saute the vegetables, then toss everything together for this quick meatless meal.

Pasta with Ricotta and Peas
Servings: 6


  • 12 ounces whole-wheat pasta
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup halved yellow grape tomatoes
  • 1 lemon, zested

Make It

1. Boil a large pot of salted water and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. In a bowl, toss hot pasta and the ricotta cheese until combined.

2. Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic first, then the peas, salt, and pepper; saute for about 4 minutes. Add reserved cooking liquid and continue cooking until peas are tender and bright green, about 4 more minutes.

3. Add the ricotta pasta to the pan; toss over low heat to combine. Add tomatoes and mix. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 323, Fat, total (g): 10, carb. (g): 48, pro. (g): 11, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.