Fusilli with Spinach, Ricotta, and Golden Raisins

Fusilli with Spinach, Ricotta, and Golden RaisinsRecipe
Photo: Cyd McDowell


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 25 %
Calories 479
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Carbohydrate 74 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Fat 12 g
Fiber 4 g
Iron 10 %
Protein 21 mg
Satfat 3 g
Sodium 369 mg


12 ounces fusilli (4 cups)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 ounce package baby spinach
2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup whole or part-skim ricotta
Kosher salt and pepper
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)


Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return to the pot. Add the olive oil, vinegar, and spinach and toss to wilt. Stir in the scallions, raisins, ricotta, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and the basil.

Divide among individual bowls and top with the Parmesan and pine nuts, if using.