Healthy foods

Vegetarian Farmer’s Market Pasta

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Calories: 481


This farmer’s market pasta is the perfect way to enjoy your farmer’s market veggies in an easy pasta dish. Baked in ramekins and topped with cheese!


  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 cups dry pasta (I used whole wheat shells)
  • 1/4 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • fresh torn basil
  • 4 thinly sliced pieces of fresh mozzarella


  1. Cook peas and drain. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and toss with peas and butter.
  3. While peas and pasta are cooking, combine ricotta, garlic, and olive oil in a food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cheeses and basil.
  4. Add cheese mixture to pasta and add reserved pasta water. Stir until smooth. Divide into ramekins and top each with a slice of mozzarella. Broil (400 degrees or higher) for about 5 minutes, until cheese has melted.

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