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Creamy Ricotta Fettuccine With Caramelized Onions & Greens

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

This recipe will make you say OMG with every bite. It is a WOW combination of flavors from the creamy melted Ricotta to the sweet caramelized onions and finally to the slight bitterness of the greens.

INGREDIENTS
 3 Large ONIONS thinly sliced
 3 GARLIC CLOVES either pressed or finely chopped
 Fetuccine NOODLES for 4 people
 34 cups Shredded GREENS (Beet, Kale, or Spinach- chopped finely)
 ½ cup Vegan RICOTTA or your favorite soft cheese (or as much as desired)
 ¼ cup GRATED PARMESAN (vegan of course)
 SALT & PEPPER to taste
 WATER to boil noodles + salt
 ¼ cup Roasted PINE NUTS for Garnish (*optional)
DIRECTIONS
1

Roast the pine nuts & set them aside.
Slice onions & put into a hot pan; stirring & cooking for 10-20 min or until they are starting to caramelize.

2

Now add salt (to taste) & the pressed garlic into the onion mixture. Cook for 5 or 10 more minutes to infuse the garlic into the onions & to complete the caramelization of the onions. Leave in pan.

3

Add a splash of salt to a large pot of water & bring it to a boil.
Add noodles when water is boiling and cook according to the package. (If using homemade paste it will only cook for a few minutes but taste & remove when it the way you like it, preferably "Aldente'"

4

While pasta is cooking, add the shredded beet greens or kale to the caramelized onion mixture & cook 5-8 more minutes until they are tender. Taste & season with salt & pepper till desired.

5

When pasta is cooked, put aside 1/4c of the starch water & drain the pasta, then return the pasta to the pot.

6

Now add the onions & greens to the cooked noodles. Stir gently with tongs.

7

Add 1/2 of the ricotta cheese & stir into the hot cooked pasta to melt it. Then add 3/4 of the Parmesan cheese & stir.

8

Add roasted pine nuts & a bit more ricotta & parmesan cheese but not all & stir gently but making sure it is all mixed.

9

Now add the rest of the ricotta trying to keep it in chunks. You can even do this as you serve it if you prefer. Garnish with fresh tomatoes & basil & drizzle with olive oil if desired. ENJOY!