Easy Pasta Alla Fiorella with Ricotta Cheese

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Recipe: #35497

August 19, 2020

"This is one of Geordi la Forges favorite meals from star trek looks good. Ricotta or fiorella cheese (fiorella is more authentic, but it can be hard to find.)"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (310.8 g)
  • Calories 769
  • Total Fat - 44.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 149.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1813.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 48 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 3.5 g
  • Protein - 44.5 g
  • Calcium - 408.3 mg
  • Iron - 5.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat to 400 degrees

Step 2

Cook the pasta al dente

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Step 5

Place the bacon on cookie sheet and asparagus on top drizzle on 1 tablespoon olive oil over top

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Step 7

Bake for 20 minutes

Step 8

Chop bacon and asparagus

Step 9

Mix cheese with hot drained pasta

Step 10

Toss in bacon and asparagus

Step 11


Step 12

Drizzle on olive oil

Step 13

Top with basil


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When choosing ricotta cheese for this recipe, opt for a high-quality brand to ensure a creamy and authentic flavor.
  • You can substitute the asparagus with any other vegetable of your choice, such as broccoli or zucchini, for a different twist on this dish.

Vegetarian Pasta Alla Fiorella Replace bacon with 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms. Follow the same instructions, but bake the mushrooms with the asparagus instead of the bacon. For added flavor, mix in 1 minced garlic clove and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes with the asparagus and mushrooms before baking. Omit the salt and black pepper, and use vegetable broth instead of olive oil for a healthier option.

Recommended Dish: Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is the perfect accompaniment to this Pasta Alla Fiorella dish. The warm, crispy bread pairs well with the creamy ricotta and mozzarella cheese in the pasta. The garlic flavor also adds an extra layer of deliciousness to the meal. Plus, it's easy to make and can be served alongside the pasta for a complete and satisfying meal.

Recommended Dish: Caprese Salad

A fresh and light Caprese salad is the perfect complement to the rich and creamy Pasta Alla Fiorella. The combination of juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil adds a burst of flavor to the meal. Plus, the vibrant colors make for a beautiful and appetizing presentation. It's also a great way to incorporate some vegetables into the meal.


Q: Can I use regular bacon instead of pancetta in this recipe?

A: Yes, regular bacon can be used as a substitute for pancetta in this recipe. Just make sure to cook it until crispy before adding it to the dish.

Q: Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh in this recipe?

A: Yes, dried herbs can be used as a substitute for fresh in this recipe. Just use 1/3 of the amount called for in the recipe, as dried herbs are more concentrated in flavor.

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Fun facts:

Geordi La Forge, the character from Star Trek, is known for his love of engineering and technology, but he also has a passion for cooking and has been seen preparing this dish in the show.

The dish Pasta Alla Fiorella is named after Fiorella Cossarini, a famous Italian chef who is known for her unique and delicious pasta dishes. She has won multiple awards and has been featured in various cooking shows and magazines.