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Creamy Orecchiette With Ricotta and Zucchini – Recipe 🍝

This simple orecchiette pasta with creamy ricotta and zucchini is delicious and only takes 20 minutes to make!

This simple 3-ingredient pasta only takes 20 minutes to make. I love orecchiette because it holds sauce so perfectly and zucchini is a great summer ingredient to incorporate. I love using ricotta cheese for a sauce because it’s so light and has a unique flavor. You can garnish with any ingredient you like!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Orecchiette pasta
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • Sea salt

Process

  1. Cook pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water until al dente. Reserve a cup of pasta water near the end of the boil for later. Drain.
  2. In a pan, sautee sliced zucchini in olive oil and salt until golden brown and tender.
  3. Add cooked orecchiette, ricotta cheese and a splash of pasta water to the pan of sauteed zucchini and stir with a wooden spoon until ingredients are well incorporated and cheese is creamy. Add salt to taste. Note: Always taste test before salting more and serving! Since the zucchini and the pasta water are already salted, you’ll want to make sure you don’t over salt. 
  4. You can garnish this with any number of ingredients – I would try fresh basil, black pepper or truffle salt! Enjoy!

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