Traditional spinach ricotta ravioli filling is used as the sauce in this recipe for farfalle pasta.
1 And 1/2 Pounds Of Farfalle Pasta
A Pound Of Washed Fresh Spinach
A Minced Garlic Clove
A Tablespoon Of Finely Chopped Scallions
15 Ounces Of Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Cup Of Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
1/2 Cup Of Crumbled Feta Cheese
A Pinch Of Nutmeg
1/8 Teaspoon Of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/8 Teaspoon Of Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Of Sea Salt
Steam the spinach in about an inch of water in a covered pot for two minutes on high heat. Drain the spinach and squeeze out as much water as possible. Finely chop the spinach in a food processor.
In a bowl large enough to hold one and one half pounds of pasta, add the chopped spinach, the ricotta cheese, the Romano cheese, the feta cheese, the garlic, the scallions, the nutmeg, the crushed red pepper flakes, the black pepper and the sea salt. Mix well until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Taste and add more sea salt and/or pepper, if desired.
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in a pot of boiling, salted water. Reserve one cup of the pasta water before draining the pasta in a colander.
Add the pasta water to the ricotta spinach mixture and mix well. Add the drained pasta to the bowl. Mix well so that all of the pasta gets coated with the sauce. Serve with grated Pecorino Romano cheese.