Ricotta Veggie Beef Pasta

Ricotta Veggie Beef Pasta

Ricotta Veggie Beef Pasta Ricotta Veggie Beef Pasta

Ricotta Veggie Beef Pasta

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
SERVES: 4 to 6

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 15 minutes

SERVES: 4 to 6

Ricotta Veggie Beef Pasta

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
SERVES: 4 to 6

Ingredients

The addition of ricotta and pasta cooking water creates an almost creamy sauce for this dish. Bursting tomatoes and tender zucchini make quick use of veggies, adding a burst of freshness and colour to this family friendly meal.

  • 1 box (375 g) fibre-enriched rotini or fusilli pasta
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil (or any type on hand)
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 container (200 g) grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 portion Big Batch Calcium Boosted Beef
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh parsley and hot pepper flakes (optional)
 

Preparation

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for about 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup (250 mL) of the pasta cooking water. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and saute zucchini and tomatoes for about 5 minutes or until starting to brown. Add Big Batch Calcium Boosted Beef mixture and cook for 3 minutes until heated through. Toss with drained pasta.

Stir in ricotta, parmesan cheese and enough of the reserved pasta cooking water until the sauce coats the pasta and looks creamy.

Sprinkle with additional cheese, parsley and hot pepper flakes, if desired.


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Ingredients

The addition of ricotta and pasta cooking water creates an almost creamy sauce for this dish. Bursting tomatoes and tender zucchini make quick use of veggies, adding a burst of freshness and colour to this family friendly meal.

  • 1 box (375 g) fibre-enriched rotini or fusilli pasta
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil (or any type on hand)
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 container (200 g) grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 portion Big Batch Calcium Boosted Beef
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh parsley and hot pepper flakes (optional)
Preparation

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for about 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup (250 mL) of the pasta cooking water. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and saute zucchini and tomatoes for about 5 minutes or until starting to brown. Add Big Batch Calcium Boosted Beef mixture and cook for 3 minutes until heated through. Toss with drained pasta.

Stir in ricotta, parmesan cheese and enough of the reserved pasta cooking water until the sauce coats the pasta and looks creamy.

Sprinkle with additional cheese, parsley and hot pepper flakes, if desired.

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Recipe Tip

RECIPE TIP

This pasta is meant to be enjoyed right away, so simply serve it directly from the pot and enjoy!

DID YOU KNOW?

Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Emily Richards
Recipe by

Emily Richards

Professional Home Economist

Nutritional Information

Per Serving (¼ recipe)
  • Calories
    750
  • Saturated
    10g
  • Fat
    29g
  • Cholesterol
    85mg
  • Sodium
    340mg
  • Fibre
    11g
  • Carbohydrate
    82g
  • Sugars
    8g
  • Iron
    36%
  • Vitamin C
    19%
  • Calcium
    250mg
  • Protein
    43g
  • Vitamin A
    12%
  • Vitamin D
    ≥2%

* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

RECIPE TIP

This pasta is meant to be enjoyed right away, so simply serve it directly from the pot and enjoy!

DID YOU KNOW?

Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
  • Calories
    750
  • Saturated
    10g
  • Fat
    29g
  • Cholesterol
    85mg
  • Sodium
    340mg
  • Fibre
    11g
  • Carbohydrate
    82g
  • Sugars
    8g
  • Iron
    36%
  • Vitamin C
    19%
  • Calcium
    250mg
  • Protein
    43g
  • Vitamin A
    12%
  • Vitamin D
    ≥2%
* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.
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