Orecchiette with Ricotta, Garlic, and Tomato #recipe

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We love pasta dishes in my house and there is nothing better than the combination of cheese and pasta!

Orecchiette with Ricotta, Garlic, and Tomato
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12 ounces orecchette (or other pasta)
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and keep warm.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the garlic and cook for two minutes, until soft. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.

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Add the cooked pasta, ricotta, and Parmesan cheese and cook for 1 to 2 minutes to heat through, stirring frequently.

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Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper before serving.

Of course, my tiny little grocery store in rural Vermont did not have orecchiette so I decided to go with penne instead.  They had no fire-roasted tomatoes either so I chose the plain variety. I thought it came out delicious either way!

 

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