About this recipe:A good alternative to macaroni cheese!
1 clove garlic, minced
250g ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:15min › Ready in:25min
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to the boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink, reserving 2 tablespoons of the cooking water.
Stir the garlic, ricotta and basil in a saucepan over medium-low until hot, about 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in the spaghetti and cooking liquid. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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.