Pasta with Ricotta, Broccoli & Collard Greens
This pasta is a true delight for those seeking a comforting and flavorful meal.
The richness of the ricotta complements the earthy flavors of the collard greens and broccoli, providing a satisfying contrast of textures and flavors that will have your taste buds dancing!
This dish is a popular and versatile combination that can be found in various cuisines around the world.
While it is challenging to pinpoint a specific place of origin, it draws inspiration from Italian and Mediterranean culinary traditions.
Bring water to a boil in a large pot and add a pinch of salt
Peel and chop 4 garlic cloves
Trim and thinly slice 3 collard greens
Remove and discard the stalks of 1 broccoli. Cut the florets into small pieces
Add the broccoli to the boiling water and cook it for 3m until tender. Strain and reserve
Bring water to a boil in a large pot once more and add a generous pinch of salt
Add 1 tbsp of butter to a pan over medium heat
Add the collard greens and cook for 2m until soft
Add 200 g of fettuccine to the boiling water. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to cook to al dente
Strain the water, reserving 1 cup
Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a pan over medium heat and add the garlic. Sautée until golden brown
Add 1 cup of ricotta
Add ½ cup of the reserved water and mix until creamy
Add a pinch of salt
Add the pasta, broccoli, and collard greens to the pan. Toss until combined. Add a little more of the reserved water if needed. The pasta with ricotta, broccoli & collard greens is ready
Add some fresh herbs of your choice to taste and enjoy! This is perfect for a cold and rainy day.
Yield 2 people
Creamy Ricotta1 cup
Collard Greens3 leaves
Fresh Herbs3 tbsp