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Pesto Pasta with Whipped Honey Ricotta

This Pesto Pasta with Whipped Honey Ricotta will be a 30-minute meal you'll never forget and you'll want more of it right away! Luckily it's so easy to make.
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pesto pasta, pesto pasta recipe, pesto pasta recipe with whipped honey ricotta, whipped ricotta
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Author: Rachel


Pasta ingredients

  • 16 oz. fettuccini This is about 1 box.
  • 15 oz. fresh ricotta cheese I use full fat, whole milk ricotta.
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh honey
  • Salt for the pasta water

Basil Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil, packed
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh, shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • Optional: Pinch of red pepper flakes


  • Heat a pot of water with a little salt to a boil. Add the fettuccini and cook to package directions.
  • Add all the ingredients for the pesto to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Clean the food processor and then add in the ricotta and honey. Whip until smooth.
  • Mix the fettuccine and pesto together.
  • Smear the ricotta on a plate and then pile the fettuccine next to it.
  • Top with additional salt, pepper and a few red pepper flakes. Enjoy!