If you're looking for a great warm-weather meal that's filling but won't weigh you down, this recipe for pasta with smashed peas and ricotta is ideal. To make it even better, you could easily make your own ricotta cheese — really!
This recipe is smashing!
The green peas in this recipe brighten up the dish and provide great taste and nutrition, and the smooth ricotta is a lovely addition. Use either frozen or fresh peas for the recipe to make your dinner prep convenient — they both work well.
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If you'd like to make your Sunday dinner more of a family activity, gather the family to help make the ricotta cheese to use in this recipe. It's super-simple to make, and it tastes great — no kidding! Review this recipe for ricotta cheese and get started. Think how proud everyone will be, knowing they made the cheese used in their Sunday dinner.
Pasta with smashed peas and ricotta
Recipe adapted from Real Simple magazine
This recipe is smashing, whether or not you make your own ricotta cheese!
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