Macaroni with Ricotta and Rosemary

February 25, 2016 , In: Family Friendly Meal, Mains , With: No Comments

Easy Macaroni with Ricotta and Rosemary |

Warning: there will be picture overload on this post.  Clearly, I cannot get enough of my child sitting in his chair eating – the light is just too beautiful.

Easy Macaroni with Ricotta and Rosemary |

But, even if you don’t feel like looking at a million photos of my kid, you should really read on for this recipe because it’s different, dead easy and my kids loved it.

Easy Macaroni with Ricotta and Rosemary |

I know we are always looking for easy recipes, but I feel like it tends to be a lot of the same over and over and this is different enough to feel fresh but familiar enough that the kids will still eat it.

Easy Macaroni with Ricotta and Rosemary |

It’s from one of my favourite pasta recipe books The Art of Pasta (which I spoke about previously here).  I was a bit iffy about making it but in the end it was just SO easy and such a hit.  OK on the healthy scale, it probably doesn’t rate too high but if you want some vegetables I would throw some peas in with the cooking macaroni at the last minute.

Easy Macaroni with Ricotta and Rosemary |

Easy Macaroni with Ricotta and Rosemary | RoastedMontreal.comI went a little rogue on the original recipe and added quite a bit of parmesan and a pack of ham just to give it a little more dimension.  I’ll definitely be making it again (and probably add those peas).


Macaroni with Ricotta and Rosemary
Recipe type: Pasta
Easy pasta dish to throw together at the last minute.
  • 300g fresh ricotta
  • 2 tbsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 3tbsp olive oil (eyeball it)
  • 400g (a box) of macaroni
  • small package of ham, chopped
  • ¾ cup peas (optional)
  1. Cook the pasta as directed adding the peas for the last two minutes.
  2. Drain pasta and peas and then add back in the big pot (be sure not to set the pot back down on the heat)
  3. Add the ricotta, parmesan, rosemary, ham and olive oil.
  4. Mix and serve

(Adapted from The Art of Pasta)

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