Farfalle with Ricotta and Peas

  • 15 mins total
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 
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Farfalle with ricotta and peas.

Creamy, tender, full of flavor, farfalle with ricotta and peas dish that is ready in between 15 minutes. A perfect Italian night dinner.

I am a huge fan of shape pasta and farfalle has been my favorite since a young age. However, with this dish, any tubular pasta will work well. I stress on the tubular or shape pasta as you do want to sauce, which you will love, will surround the pasta and give it that wonderful full flavor.

Peas are so soft and tender and give this dish the perfect balance with the cheese.

A very easy dish to assemble and here are a few of my suggestions to make it even easier.

TIPS

  • As you read the recipe you will notice that I am suggesting to taste the egg-cheese mixture for salt. Parmesan cheese can add extra salt to your meal, therefore I am always cautious to add as you taste and rectify as you go along. It is easier to add salt than to remove it.
  • Use large eggs and beat them well. The beating process will start the cooking process. Once you add the hot pasta to it, the eggs will finish cooking.
  • Use whole milk ricotta: richer and more flavorful.
  • If you do not have frozen peas, you can substitute with fresh in the summertime, super delicious I may add. Or, you can substitute with the can one. Rinse before adding them to the END of cooking. They are already tender and you do not want them to become mush.

Other dishes that complement this Farfalle with Ricotta and Peas dish.

Spinach Salad with Citrus: the lightness and crispiness of this salad is a great balance with the pasta.

Carrot Salad: perfect sweet and crisp bite makes for a great end of dinner. I love this salad and make it often. It Refrigerates well so leftovers are always a plus.

Butter Lettuce with Shallots Vinaigrette: The French in me always wants to go back to a simple salad. Here is the basic with a spin.

Affogato al Caffee: A little dessert is always welcome, and this Italian affogato is just the perfect dinner ending.

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Nutrition Facts
Farfalle with Ricotta and Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 613 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 436mg12%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 719IU14%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 247mg25%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Farfalle with Ricotta and Peas

  • 15 mins total
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound farfalle pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons Parmigiano Reggiano

Instructions

  1. In a large salted pan of boiling water add the frozen peas and bring back to a boil again. Add the pasta and cook to al dente according to the package instructions.

  2. In a large bowl mix together: eggs, ricotta cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and pepper until a nice cream is formed. Taste and add salt if need be.

  3. Drain the pasta and add it to the cheese -egg mixture. Mix well and serve hot with extra Parmigiano cheese grated over.

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Comments (22) Post a Reply

  1. Jeannie says:

    Sounds delicious and easy pasta recipe. Great dinner idea!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      You will love how easy and delicious this dinner is.
      Enjoy!
      Giangi

  2. Kalin says:

    Yum! This sounds like such an easy dish to throw together for a quick lunch or a dinner side. I love ricotta and agree that whole milk ricotta is the only way to go!!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you Kalin. Enjoy the recipe which I am sure will become soon one of your favorite.
      Bon Appetit!
      Giangi

  3. Christina's Bread Bakes says:

    Super delicious and easy to make, especially since I had leftover ricotta in the frig and frozen peas hanging out in the freezer!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Dinner tonight then? Have fun making this super easy recipe.
      Enjoy!
      Giangi

  4. Gregory Halpen says:

    I LOVE meals like this. Simple and delisious! I mean, pasta and cheese! Great idea for a meal.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you! This is as easy as it can be and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare, which to me is wonderful.
      Enjoy!
      Giangi

  5. Luisa/Coffee-Crafts-Chaos says:

    Sounds delish! I am not a fan of peas but the family loves them so I will make this and just pick them out like I always do! Anything with ricotta makes me happy!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Hi Luisa,
      Try it with your favorite vegetables to give it your personal spin.
      Anything with ricotta is ok in my book too.
      Enjoy and thank you for stopping by.
      Best,
      Giangi

  6. marita says:

    Looks delicious. I have been looking for an easy to cook mid week pasta meal. Thank you.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      The pleasure is all mine. You will love it how simple and yet so delicious this dish is.
      Enjoy and thank you for stopping by.
      Best,
      Giangi

  7. Cindy Mom, the Lunch Lady says:

    What a deliciously creamy pasta! Very reminiscent of carbonara.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      A bit but completely meatless.
      Enjoy and thank you for stopping by Giangi’s Kitchen.
      Best
      Giangi

  8. Katrina says:

    This is a lovely pasta dinner recipe! The combination of peas and cheeses is wonderful. Thank you for this.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      My pleasure. Easy and delicious, everyone’s favorite dish.

  9. Michelle @ Taste As You Go says:

    Ooh! This sounds amazing. And so simple — I’ll have to add this to our weekly menu plan in the near future!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      You will love it Michelle. Easy and so tasty.
      Bon Appetit!

  10. Jennifer | KITJEN says:

    Ricotta and peas are my all-time favorite ingredients, so this is without a doubt, my new favorite dinner! Sooo good!!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you Jennifer. One of our favorite as well. I love ricotta with pasta.

  11. Jess says:

    This looks like a wonderful pasta dish! I’m loving the other menu recommendations to serve with it too!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you Jess. I hope you will try some of the recommendations with it.
      Bon Appetit!
      Giangi

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