Pasta for Two

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2
Pasta for Two
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Cook the penne in boiling salted water until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water.


Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the wine and continue to cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Whisk in the flour.


Combine the ricotta and reserved pasta water in a bowl and whisk into the pan. The sauce will thicken immediately. Add the drained pasta to the sauce. Top with grated Parmesan before serving.

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