Cooking and Crafting on a Budget

It doesn’t get much easier than this. With 6 ingredients (plus salt and pepper to taste), it’s pretty cheap. Not to mention surprisingly filling. And though it looks like its sitting in a fat-rich cream sauce, it’s not. Very sneaky. Very sneaky indeed. Note that this does required roasted garlic, so add about 45 minutes – hour to your prep time if you don’t have it on hand. I used that time to do some laundry/dishes.

Makes: About 8 servings


15 oz ricotta cheese (I used part skim)

1 head roasted garlic

16 oz pasta shells

1 pint cherry tomatoes

1/2 bag baby spinach

Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Grated Parmesan (opt)

How To:

1. If you don’t have roasted garlic, prepare it. It will need to be minced for this recipe.

2. Cook your pasta according to package directions.

3. While pasta cooks, slice…

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