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Asparagus, Sun Dried Tomato and Ricotta Farfalle

Asparagus and Ricotta Farfalle

The creamy ricotta made a wonderfully fresh sauce for the asparagus and pasta, and the addition of the sun dried tomatoes gave it an extra, almost meaty dimension (you could use sun blush tomatoes instead if you prefer). Try it whilst you still have time, asparagus season doesn't last very long.


| Serves:  2 | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes  | Total Time: 20 Minutes |


  • 250g Ricotta (well drained)
  • Juice 1 Lemon
  • 50 Parmesan, grated
  • 4 sun dried tomatoes chopped
  • Bunch of asparagus, trimmed and blanched, then refreshed in cold water and chopped
  • 300g Farfalle
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Step 1: Cook pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water for required time.
  • Step 2: Meanwhile mix together the ricotta, Parmesan, tomatoes, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Step 3: Once the pasta is cooked, drain then mix in the ricotta sauce and asparagus. Return to a low heat for a minute just to warm through the sauce.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 7th June 2010 |


  1. I love sundried tomatoes used in recipes like this - they give such a boost of flavour

  2. What a creamy and delicious pasta dish.

  3. This sounds wonderfully summery. I love anything with sundreid tomatoes - they have such intense flavour

  4. Mmmmmm - Hubbyhas just discovered that he likes Asparagus so I'll need to give this recipe a try. Looks so summery.

  5. mmmmm this looks so tasty! x

  6. That sounds like a lovely combo - I really like ricotta pasta sauces.

  7. I love all the ingredients in this dish. Great recipe.

  8. Lemon, ricotta, much to love:D

  9. This sounds super delicious!

  10. My family likes creamy dishes. They will definitely like this one. I would love to make some now.

  11. Lovely creamy pasta - looks delish!

  12. Looks simple and easy to make yet delicious.

  13. I love ricotta in my sauces it add another dimension to the sauce.
    Asparagus and sun dried sound perfect together!

  14. Ricotta and sun dried tomato's ....+1 in my to do list, looks lovely!

  15. Lovely! A quick and easy recipe that looks fab, too.


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