I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Kale Ricotta Pasta with Peas and Lemon Butter

Bright and lemony light pasta with all the greens!
I used the ingredients from a couple of recipes to come up with this one. To be honest, while putting it together I wasn't sure I liked how it was going. But in the end it tasted great! Love the punchy lemon flavour!
1 lb pasta 
1 tbsp butter
2 or 3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 lemon, zest and juice
1/2 - 1 cup ricotta
1/2 - 1 cup reserved pasta water
1 cup fresh or frozen peas (thaw frozen)
2 cups fresh kale, thinly chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
2 tsps dry basil
2 tbsps parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta as directed and reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.
While the pasta cooks melt butter in a large pan. Add the garlic and heat until golden. Then add the lemon zest, juice, ricotta and pasta water (start with 1/2 a cup and decide the consistency you want). I used a potato masher to help incorporate the ricotta.
Now add the peas, kale, mint and basil and cook 2 minutes to wilt the greens. Add parmesan, salt and pepper. 
Stir the drained pasta into the sauce and toss to coat.
Serves 4


  1. Hi auntie! We tried this and it was delicious. The mint was a bit of a surprise, but it worked nicely. Just don't use too much. Thanks for the great recipe ��

    1. Hi Brad, glad you guys liked it! Thanks for letting me know. Ya, mint isn't everybody's cup of tea.