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Author Notes: For a quick dinner I took an idea from my childhood and put my own spin on it, pasta of your choice (I use linguine) with ricotta and milk and a crumb topping, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, butter and parmigiano. Take the ricotta out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before you prepare the dish, it will need to be room temperature. You don’t have to be exact with the measurements tailor it to suite your taste. Double the ingredients to feed a larger crowd.
Makes 2 substantial servings or 4 smaller
- 1/2 pound inguine (or whatever pasta you like)
- 2 cups ricotta (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup grated parmigiano or pecorino romano cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Crumb Topping
- 1 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated parmigiano
- pinch of lemon zest
- handfull flat leaf parsley chopped
- 2 small cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- splash of olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- In skillet melt butter with a splash of olive oil, add the garlic and cook until it just starts to brown. Add the bread crumbs and continue to cook until the crumbs are lightly browned. Take off heat and pour into mixing bowl, add the parmigiano, parsley and lemon zest stir to combine and set aside.
- Bring large pot of water to a boil, when there is a rolling boil add a lot of salt, taste the water it should taste salty. Put the pasta in and stir to separate. While the pasta is cooking heat your milk until its hot to the touch,(I used the microwave, 45 seconds) put the ricotta and parmigiano in your serving bowl and add the hot milk, mix it up and season to taste. When pasta is done, (al dente) drain and add the hot pasta to the bowl with the ricotta milk mixture, toss to combine, top with the breadcrumbs a little more grated parmigiano and serve.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Cheap Feast