Pasta with Onion, Tomato and Ricotta Sauce

Pasta is the perfect fast food – in the time it would take for take out or delivery you can whip up something delicious and much healthier. This one was adapted from Patricia Wells Trattoria cookbook. If you don’t have crushed tomatoes just push them through a ricer or blitz in the blender.

1 lb Pasta
2 TBSP olive oil
2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
28 oz canned tomatoes, crushed
1 TBSP basil
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
Red pepper flakes to taste
Salt and pepper
6 oz ricotta cheese
3 TBSP fresh parsley

In a 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat, add onions and herbs and cook until the onions are soft. Stir in tomatoes and reduce heat to low.

Cook pasta according to package.

Drain and add pasta to the sauce, stir in ricotta. Serve topped with a little parsley and cheese.

Serves 4 – 6.


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