Creamy Pasta with Ricotta, Mint and Garlic Sauce

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Creamy Pasta with Ricotta, Mint and Garlic Sauce – a quick and easy creamy pasta dish, with garlic, mint and walnuts that is perfect any night of the week.  

creamy pasta with ricotta mint and garlic sauce in a bowl

 

You guys are in for another treat today!  Kate from Diethood is taking over for today.  She is absolutely amazing, and one of the sweetest people I have ever “met”.  Kate and I entered the blogging world around the same time, and have been supporting each other since.  This summer Kate and I will both be in Chicago and actually get to meet in person for the first time.  I am super excited for that!  So grab some paper towel, so you can wipe the drool off your key board, and check out this amazing pasta!

creamy pasta with ricotta mint and garlic sauce in a bowl

Hi-Hi, you guys! I am Katerina, a.k.a. Kate, Kathy, Kat, Katay, and Katherine. I *think* those are all my nicknames. Talk about an identity crisis…

Anywho! I am Katerina ß-Birth Certificate name, and I am the blogger behind Diethood. I like to eat healthy food, but I like cake waaaaay more than kale. Also? I want a super model bod while on a pizza-diet. That’s me in a nutshell.

But, I’m so happy to be with all of you today and I can’t thank Erin enough for inviting me!

creamy pasta with ricotta mint and garlic sauce in a bowl

Don’t you just love Erin’s place!?! She’s so wonderful! AND bonus?? Her food and I get along really, really well. Especially with all her Chocolate/Peanut Butter creations! For now, I’ve got my eye on that Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie. It looks phenomenal!

As I was trying to come up with something for this guest post, I thought about a chocolate/pb combo for you, but I’ll just leave that to our hostess, the pro of DDD. I went a bit left of that and made you pasta!

I am a fan of pasta so long as it doesn’t involve the usual red pasta sauce. I also like it creamy, but light, flavorful, and on the side of healthy… or somewhere near that. In fact, this Creamy Pasta with Ricotta, Mint and Garlic Sauce is exactly what I prefer.

I saved us a few good calories by not involving heavy cream and going with our pal, part-skim Ricotta cheese. For some flavoring, I turned to our BFF, garlic, and for the sake of our garlicky breath, I included our dear buddy, mint. Then, because I love a crunch, I tossed in a handful of walnuts and called this the best stuff, evah! So obnoxious of me, I know, but I really loved it. I’m Macedonian, thus throwing walnuts in everything is very acceptable. Try it, you might love it as much as US!

creamy pasta with ricotta mint and garlic sauce in a bowl

If you’re running out of time, make this A.S. on.the. A.P! It doesn’t even take 30 minutes. Just dump it all in the pot and let it go… Let it do its thing. In the meantime, have a glass of Mommy Juice, also known as Chardonnay! Cheers!!

If you’d like to connect with me, you can find me over at my place, Diethood.

Again, THANK YOU, ERIN, for having me! xo

creamy pasta with ricotta mint and garlic sauce in a bowl
4 from 2 votes

Creamy Pasta with Ricotta, Mint and Garlic Sauce

By Erin
Creamy Pasta with Ricotta, Mint and Garlic Sauce - a quick and easy creamy pasta dish, with garlic, mint and walnuts that is perfect any night of the week.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 8- ounces Fettuccine Pasta
  • 1/2- cup Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/4- cup 1% milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint leaves
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, , to taste
  • Handful of chopped walnuts

Instructions 

  • Cook fettuccine according to the directions on the package.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce.
  • Combine ricotta, milk, chopped garlic and mint in your mixer’s bowl; beat on medium-low until smooth. If it’s too thick for your taste, add a little more milk, about a tablespoon at a time.
  • Drain the cooked pasta and return to the pan.
  • Pour the ricotta cheese mixture into the pan and toss together with the pasta.
  • Add walnuts and season with salt and pepper; mix until well combined.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 280
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Thank you so much Kate for taking over for me today!  You will definitely want to check out Diethood and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

About Erin S

Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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11 Comments

  1. This looks so creamy! I would definitely throw in some red bell pepper and Italian sausage, but it looks like a tasty place to start!