Friday, June 25, 2010

A yummy recipe

On Tuesday night I made a roast chicken, there was a bit of chicken left over so I thought I would just serve the same the next night. But by the time that dinner came around G and I weren't really in the mood for it again and G suggested pasta.

Hmmm I thought, what do I have in the cupboard/fridge...

I had my stock standard staples of ricotta, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and pecorino. So I googled these ingredients and here is the recipe I found!

Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Ricotta, Spinach and Pecorino
By Bill Granger from bill's food
via here

Serves 4


  • 750 g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 4 Garlic Cloves sliced
  • 1 Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 handful Fresh Oregano
  • 100 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 500 g Fresh Spaghetti
  • 50 g Baby English Spinach
  • 200 g Fresh Ricotta
  • Freshly Ground Black pepper
  • 75 g Pecorino Cheese grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF/Gas 4).
  2. Put the tomatoes, garlic, onion and oregano on a baking tray and drizzle with the oil.
  3. Roast for 20–25 minutes or until wilted.
  4. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente.
  5. Drain and toss with the tomato mixture, spinach and half the ricotta.
  6. Divide among serving bowls and top with the remaining ricotta and some freshly ground pepper.
  7. Serve with the grated pecorino.
It was deeeeeeelish! I used Penne rather than spaghetti and I tossed some of the roast chicken shredded into the pasta too. We grow oregano in our vegie garden so that was fine and I used a brown onion instead of a red which was perfectly fine too!

It's gone into my recipe folder and I can see it being a family fav from now on so I thought I'd share it with all you lovely ladies!!!

Have a terrific Friday,


  1. Hi Janette, Thank you so much for tagging me in your last post - ounds fun. Yesterday I was totally caught up in Julia and Kevin's games (watched it for hours -I am a sad political junky) but I will give it some thought and get posting.

    Lovely recipe too... I do love a post with the word 'yummy' in the title!!

    Ann x

  2. Hi Janette, thanks for your comments the other day about the table. This recipe does look rather tempting.... Might have to give it a go, thanks for sharing....

  3. This sounds delicious Janette! Exactly the type of pasta dish I would go for - I will definitely be giving this one a try soon. Enjoy your Friday x

  4. The recipe sounds great Janette. Perfect to through together after work. I will have to give it a go. Have a great weekend. xx

  5. You just can't go wrong with Bill can you Janette:) This recipe is divine. Our family also loves his penne with tuna, cherry tomatoes and olives (only we use chicken instead of tuna). Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie ~ Tina xx

  6. Scrummy you and scrummy Bill.
    This will be on the table at the 'House of Serendip' this weekend.
    x Felicity

  7. looks an sounds Delicious ...i will definitely try this in your home, as we are pasta freaks:)
    p.s thank you so much for your beautiful comment yesterday really means alot XXX

  8. I have a couple of Bills books but I must admit I never have too much success with the recipes. I have no idea why, and I am certain its ME and not BILL that is the problem here. Do you ever find you have more success with certain authors than others? I always love Nigella's recipes, for some reason they agree with my meagre prowess in the kitchen. Must be a recipe bloggy day - I've just posted about jam doughnut muffins, possibly the yummiest things I've made for ages!! Have a great weekend x

  9. Sounds yummy! I would never have thought to google for a recipe ... will have to try it! Have a great weekend. Michelle

  10. Mmmm minus the chicken (as I'm vegetarian) that sounds very delish indeed! Will have to try your recipe sometime! :-)

  11. that looks/sounds so delicious!
    thanks for sharing this recipe, it's always fun to have new things to try!



  12. Looks amazing! Have a lovely weekend! x

  13. Yummy Janette,
    This sounds divine and Tony likes to try a new recipe each week ao I will recommend this one to him.
    Hope you are staying warm in this wintry weather.

  14. Just can't go wrong with Bill. Love his recipes and they always work! A-M xx

  15. I just love Bills recipes, simple, fresh and quick! Will have to try this one....


Thanks! I love reading your comments! Jxx