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Pappardele Pasta with Ricotta cheese and Tomatoes(pomodoro)

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(Recipe ID: 111)

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Serves 4-6

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 35 minutes

Source: Vito De Carolis

Using Pappardele pasta ricotta cheese and tomato, this is a fantastic recipe loaded with flavor and a big pasta taste, that looks great as well.


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  • 1 pound Papardele Pasta *
  • 1 pound Fresh cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 14 ounces Fresh ricotta cheese
  • 15 leaves Fresh basil
  • 5 Tablespoons "Colonna" extra virgin olive oil *
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 2 ounces Coarse Salt (for cooking the pasta) *


  1. In a large pot bring 1.5 gallons of water to a boil, salt the water (2 ounces of salt for 1.5 gallons of water) add the pasta and bring back to a boil. Lower the heat and cook the pasta until it is “al dente” (13 to 15 minutes) stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  2. While pasta cooks, put the cherry tomatoes in a pan with 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil “Marina Colonna”, cook for about 15 minutes than add the chopped basil leaves and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Stir ricotta cheese and milk with a whisk until smooth and creamy.
  4. When pasta is cooked, drain it and put it in a large bowl add the ricotta cream stir well, add 1 spoon of extra virgin olive oil “Marina Colonna”* and the tomato sauce.
  5. Stir gently and serve.


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