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Asparagus and Ricotta Pasta Recipe

This is a delicious and filling dish to whip together after a long day! Depending on what you have on hand, you can easily sub in green beans for the asparagus and spinach for the rocket. You can use any type of pasta you have in your cupboard, but this recipe tends to work best with pappardelle, spaghetti or tagliatelle. 

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 320g asparagus, woody ends snapped off, cut into 2cm lengths
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 320g pappardelle
  • 130g Ricotta
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 30g rocket
  • 40g Parmesan, grated 

Instructions 

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the asparagus to a bowl of ice-cold water. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Return the pot of water to the boil and add the pasta. Cook for one minute less than the package instructions specify.
  3. Place the Ricotta in a large bowl. When the pasta is ready, stir 80ml of the pasta cooking water into the Ricotta.
  4. Drain the pasta and add to the Ricotta. Immediately add the olive oil, rocket, Parmesan and asparagus. Toss to combine and serve immediately.

Per Serving 385kcals, 13.5g fat (4.3g saturated), 49.2g carbs, 1.7g sugars, 17.8g protein, 1.8g fibre, 0.197g sodium

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