Shells with Ricotta
Serves4 as a main course, 6 as a pasta course
Total Timeunder 1 hour
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationmain course
Taste and Texturecheesy, creamy, sharp
Type of Dishpasta, pasta sauce
- 1 pound large pasta shells
- 2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
- 6 cups Marinara Sauce
- ¼ cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
Cook the shells in a large, deep pot in rapidly boiling salted water until al dente.
Meanwhile, combine ricotta, 4 cups Marinara Sauce, and Pecorino Romano cheese in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes or until well combined and hot. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Cover and keep warm.
Warm remaining Marinara Sauce in a small saucepan over low heat.
Drain shells. Return drained shells to the pot. Over medium-high heat, stir in ½ cup ricotta sauce. Using a wooden spoon, toss together for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ricotta sauce. Spoon onto a large serving platter with a ladleful of Marinara Sauce over the top. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
1998 by Frank Pellegrino