• Servings 4-6
  • Prep 10 min
  • Cook 20 min
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Pasta with Ricotta and Tomato Sauce


  • 1 lb of rigatoni pasta
  • 1 small container of ricotta cheese
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of marinara sauce (bottled or home made)
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of basil, chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
The ricotta cheese combined with the tomato sauce gives this dish an extraordinary flavor.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Al dente.
  • Combine the butter cream and tomato sauce in a large saute pan.
  • Stir in the ricotta, mix sauce well. Cook for several minutes using low heat.
  • Add the pasta and combine with the sauce. Simmer for about 1 minute.
  • Just before serving add the Parmesan and basil.
  • Taste for seasoning then serve.
  • Garnish with additional basil.

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