Recently I was contacted by President and Sorrento Cheese to see if I would like some free coupons to try their low fat/ fat free cheese. Of course I would! I love any and all kinds of cheese but I don’t like the calories that go along with a full fat cheese. The generous people also sent me The Skinny Cheese Cookbook which you can also download HERE.
I browsed through the recipe booklet and found a perfect easy meal that I could make for my family. So I went to the store, bought my cheese and here we are with a delicious dinner. Because of the rebel I am, I did make a few slight changes. Nothing major but instead of using the tomato puree and paste it called for, I substituted my own homemade marinara sauce. I also made dinner extra healthy by using whole wheat penne instead of ziti. After pulling the sauce out of the freezer, I think dinner was on the table in 15 minutes flat!
The ricotta cheese was really creamy. There was no need to tell anyone that this was low fat ricotta because I couldn’t even tell myself.
Now who wants some free cheese? All you have to do is leave a comment on what you would make with fat free/low fat ricotta or feta. The randomly picked winner will win four coupons to buy four packages of cheese. Please leave your email address if you do not have a blog. All comments need to be in by Sunday night 11:59 EST. I will post the winner on Monday. Good luck! Thanks Sorrento and President cheese people!
Whole Wheat Penne with Tomato and Ricotta
1 pound whole wheat penne or ziti
2 TBS olive oil
1 clove chopped garlic
1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
2 cups Sorrento low fat ricotta cheese
1 sprig parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the penne according to the instructions on the box. Drain and set aside. While penne is cooking you can make the sauce. In a medium sauce pan, heat the oil and saute the garlic until tender on low heat. Add the sauce and ricotta cheese. Mix together well and add to pasta. Stir together and cook for another minute or two. Sprinkle with parsley and season with salt and pepper. Makes 4 to 6 servings.