Broken Noodles with Tomato Sauce and Ricotta

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

For the fastest pasta, cut to the chase: Cook pappardelle in the tomato sauce. Finish with ricotta and basil.


  • 4 cups homemade or store-bought marinara sauce

  • 1 package (9 ounces) pappardelle (wide pasta), broken into large pieces

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, torn


  1. In a large saucepan, bring sauce and 2 cups water to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Add noodles, and simmer, stirring frequently, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Season with salt. Serve with a dollop of ricotta, basil, and pepper.

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