Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Recipe: Roasted Asparagus & Ricotta Pasta with Red Pepper Flakes

This is a simple vegetarian meal, with -- added bonus -- just a few ingredients.


  • Bundle fresh asparagus
  • 4 oz dry pasta (any variety)
  • 1/2 cup fat free ricotta
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • Red pepper Flakes
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

To Make:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Clean and prep asparagus on a sheet pan, coated with non-stick spray. Season asparagus with salt, pepper and 2 tsp olive oil. When oven is preheated, roast asparagus for 20 minutes, or until tender.
  • Cook pasta according to directions on box
  • Serve roasted asparagus on top of cooked pasta. Flake ricotta cheese onto pasta/asparagus mixture. Drizzle remaining olive oil over pasta, ricotta and asparagus. Top with red pepper flakes and serve.

Servings: 2
Per Serving: 325 calories, 50 g carbs, 8 g fat, 15 g protein, 8 WW Points Plus

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