Creamy Ricotta Pesto Pasta

Homemade capellini (angel hair) pasta with a creamy ricotta pesto sauce!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: healthy recipes, makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga, Pasta, pesto, pesto pasta, recipes, ricotta
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Food Category: pasta, Vegetarian
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 1 ea Capellini Noodles See notes for recipe.
  • 1 ea Pesto Sauce See notes for recipe.
  • 2 tbs Ricotta
  • 1 splash Cream
  • 1 ea Parmesan Freshly Grated – To Garnish.
  • 1 ea Chili Flakes To Garnish.


  • Please see notes for recipe details and why this is not a "normal" recipe post.
  • Tossing the noodles in the sauce.
  • Noodles once plated.
  • Garnished & Enjoyed!


  • This is one of those dishes that I whipped together on a whim with no idea of whether it would turn out.  It did, so I am posting it.  Unfortunately I didn’t document each step with photos.
  • Here is my recipe for Fettuccine Noodles.  To get the Capellini, simply run the noodles through a capellini tool instead of fettuccine.  Or…. use whatever noodle size you prefer.
  • Here is my recipe for Pesto.
  • While your noodles are boiling, heat the pesto, ricotta, and cream in a sauce pan.  Stir until well combined.  Add olive oil and / or cream as necessary to get your desired consistency.  Add in some parmesan, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in your noodles.  I take the noodles straight from the pot to the sauce pan with only minor draining of water.  Homemade noodles are “thirsty” and they’ll dry up your sauce quick.
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