A good alternative to macaroni cheese!
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Made it more kid friendly. I used mini pasta shells and added some chopped ham. My 2.5 yr old and 10 month old loved it. Bit like mac cheese, but less stodgy. - 08 Mar 2010
My Italian grandmother used to make this all the time when I was little but she sauteed the ricotta, basil and garlic in olive oil and then poured it over the spaghetti. DELICIOUS!!! - 24 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
So easy to make! We added small pieces of steamed broccoli into the spaghetti because on its own it was a little boring. Good for a weeknight dinner -fast, filling, and tasty. - 20 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)