In this healthy vegetarian pasta recipe, using the tastiest possible ingredients is key. That's why we opt for the richer flavor of whole-milk ricotta over part-skim. Pair with a big green salad and a bottle of chilled rosé for a summer meal on the deck.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017


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Instructions Checklist
  • Put a large pot of water on to boil.

  • Combine tomatoes, vinegar, garlic and salt in a large bowl. Set aside to marinate.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain. Immediately return the pasta to the pot. Add fontina and the reserved cooking liquid; stir constantly until the cheese is melted. Fold in ricotta. Transfer to a serving bowl or individual pasta bowls.

  • Using a slotted spoon, spoon the marinated tomatoes over the pasta. (Discard the marinating liquid.) Drizzle with oil and top with basil and a generous grinding of pepper.

Nutrition Facts

500.3 calories; protein 22g 44% DV; carbohydrates 51.6g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 6.9g 28% DV; sugars 5.3g; fat 24.8g 38% DV; saturated fat 10.4g 52% DV; cholesterol 54.1mg 18% DV; vitamin a iu 2078.6IU 42% DV; vitamin c 25.6mg 43% DV; folate 66.9mcg 17% DV; calcium 294.3mg 29% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 111.3mg 40% DV; potassium 618.9mg 17% DV; sodium 377.2mg 15% DV.

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Best healthy pasta recipe ever! Quick and easy too! Read More
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Really light and nice for an easy dinner. I made it a second time using smoked gouda - a little harder to melt but so good! Read More
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This dinner was super quick to make. It was perfect for using my first farm-fresh tomatoes of summer. We ate this for dinner with grilled veggies but it would also make a really nice alternative to pasta salad for a big BBQ. Read More