10 Minute Meal: Fresh Penne with Garlic Ricotta Sauce

Serves 2-310 mins total$3.90/serving
Instructions
We are over the moon that we have fresh penne from the Pasta Shop available in the marketplace! And sure, fresh pasta is delicious and classy, but our favorite thing about it is its super fast cooking time. You can throw together this garlicky ricotta sauce in the time that it takes to boil water and you’ll have dinner ready in no time.

Ingredients

12 oz fresh Penne

½ cup Ricotta

4-5 cloves Garlic, roughly chopped

Olive Oil

½ bunch Chives, roughly chopped

1 Lemon, zested (optional)

Salt & Pepper

Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Step 2

While the water heats, add 2-3 tbsp of olive oil to a pan and sauté the garlic for 5 minutes or so until it takes on a bit of color. Then fold the garlic and olive oil into the ricotta with the chopped chives and the lemon zest. Add a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper; taste and adjust if necessary.

Step 3

When the water is at a rolling boil, add pasta. Turn the heat down slightly and simmer for 4-5 minutes, until penne is just al dente.

Step 4

When the pasta is strained, return it to the pot and toss with a glug of olive oil to keep the penne from sticking. Let the pasta cool for a couple of minutes then toss with ricotta until noodles are coated. Garnish with chives and a few grinds of fresh black pepper!