White Pasta With Garlic Parmigiano Breadcrumbs

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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.
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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 cups 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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13 days ago Aliwaks

This has all the things I love....

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13 days ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you, it's what my Mom served except she didn't add the breadcrumbs, I like it both says but they definitely make it more interesting.

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almost 2 years ago Madhuja

This looks like such a comforting dish!

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almost 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you Madhuja, that it is!

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almost 2 years ago healthierkitchen

I love the ricotta in this!

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almost 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much!

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almost 2 years ago QueenSashy

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This is my favorite dish! I often make very basic version, without ricotta and milk, cannot wait to try this one.

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almost 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much, this dish (without the breadcrumbs) was something my Mom made all the time, it was quick, easy and economical. The whole family loved it. I do hope you enjoy!

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almost 2 years ago Fig and Quince

Looks totally yum!

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almost 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks Azita, it's so easy to make too!

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

Love this recipe...especially for a busy weeknight when you want something delicious and comforting. Saved!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much, it truly is one of those recipes you can whip up in no time. I make extra bread crumb topping and just keep it in the freezer, toss it in a pan to crisp for a few seconds.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Yum, sounds simple and delicious!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much, yes very simple, I wish I were more complex sometimes in my flavor profiles but this really is delicious.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Saw this on your blog earlier....I just LOVE it!!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks Pat, the best thing is how easy and quick it is.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you, kind of like Italian macaroni and cheese

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Ohhhh, this sounds incredibly wonderful.