Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta is a quick and delicious meal.

I have teamed up with some fellow Instagrammers for this post. The theme is pea recipes for spring. So, in light of that I decided to make Pasta with Peas and Ricotta. After deciding what I wanted to make I got on the internet to get some ideas and found a ton of recipes for dishes like this. The recipe that inspired me the most was Rachael Ray’s.

The original recipe also calls for you to reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid from the pasta and add it into the dish at the end. Mine ended up having plenty of sauce, so I skipped that step.

I left all of the fresh herbs out because I don’t have those on hand. I have to buy them at my local grocery store and they are about $2 for each package. Then I end up having some leftover and end up spending more for groceries, trying to come up with ways to use the rest of the fresh herbs. So for me, I only make recipes with fresh herbs occasionally. I also find that many recipes are just fine without them.

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

That got me thinking that other people would be like this too. I just thought that this recipe would be easier and more affordable without them. That also means that the shelf life of these ingredients is pretty long, so this dish is a good one to make towards the end of your grocery cycle. Meaning you can make this dish say, the day before you go grocery shopping.

That brings me to a great grocery shopping tip; make your menu based on using the freshest ingredients on the days following your shopping trip, and use the ingredients that are canned or frozen on the days right before you are going to be shopping again. I also try to keep the ingredients for a pantry or freezer type meal on hand, in case we are busy and can’t get to the grocery store on the normal day.

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

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Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

Want to make a side dish with peas? I have a great recipe for Creamed Peas that my kids love! I also make Hamburger Helper Homemade Chili Mac, and it is quick and easy like this meal.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Adapted from Rachael Ray

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup shallots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspooon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 container Ricotta cheese, 15 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta 1 minutes less than package directions.
  2. While the pasta cooks heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, add butter, shallots, garlic, salt, and pepper; cook for 3 minutes. Add broth and reduce heat to medium-low, add peas and cook for 3 minutes. Sitr in Ricotta and mix until well incorporated, Add lemon juice and zest.
  3. Mix sauce with pasta and Parmesan cheese, (I did this in the pan I cooked the pasta in because everything would not fit in the skillet).
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Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

16 Comments

  • Anonymous November 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I know this is an old recipe, but I’ve looked over it several times and nowhere can I see the type of pasta used or how much pasta the recipe calls for. Should I assume it’s 1lb?

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd November 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      How silly of me! Yes, it is one pound and the cut I used is ziti, but you could use any cut you would like. Thanks for pointing this out to me.

      Reply
  • Courtney Peters May 18, 2017 at 8:21 am

    This looks yummy, what side dishes would you suggest?

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd May 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      A salad and some garlic bread would be great with this dish!

      Reply
  • Claire April 27, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    This sounds lovely, I must try to make it

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd April 29, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      It is pretty easy, too! Thanks

      Reply
  • Maha Khan April 19, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful recipe.I like this and I think this is very delicious.
    I am going to make this recipe for my family and husband
    Thanks for sharing

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd April 19, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks, Maha!

      Reply
  • Priya Santhamohan April 17, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Priya @asmallbite
    Most comfortable food ,sounds delicious and yummy

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd April 19, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply
  • Phillip and Dominique April 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Looks great, sounds delish, Mindy!

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd April 12, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply
  • rebecca April 10, 2017 at 11:36 am

    looks great! def going to try!!

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd April 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply
  • Angie@Angie's Recipes April 8, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Light, delicious and comforting…a perfect spring pasta, Mindy.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd April 9, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply

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