Rotini with Fresh Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Sauce

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Rotini with Fresh Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Sauce

Rotini with Fresh Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Sauce
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: DCC
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Italian
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Vegetarian

A light and refreshing pasta dish that will fill you up.


1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Freshly ground black Pepper
2 large Tomatoes, cored and cut into thin wedges
2 tablespoons extra virgin Olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 box (16 ounces) Rotini
1/4 cup pasta cooking Water, reserved
2 tablespoons slivered Basil leaves


Whisk the ricotta and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and pepper in a large bowl. Combine the tomatoes, olive oil and salt in separate bowl. Cook the pasta according to package directions in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente or firm to the bite. Ladle out 1/4 cup pasta cooking water and stir into the ricotta mixture. Drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the ricotta cheese mixture along with the tomatoes and basil. Stir to blend and serve at once.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 454
Total Fat: 18 g
Saturated Fat: 7.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 507 mg
Carbohydrates: 51 g
Protein: 23 g
Fiber: 3 g
Vitamin A: 1191 IU
Vitamin C: 12 mg
Calcium: 364 mg
Iron: 2.6 mg

Cook's Notes: