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Linguine with Cocoa Powder


500 grams (1 pound) egg linguine

250 grams (8 ounces) cottage cheese

50 grams (1/4 cup) grated Parmesan cheese or Gruyère cheese

75 grams (1/3 cup) butter

1 spoonful sweet cocoa powder

Salt, pepper, and cinnamon to taste


1.     Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water.

2.     Meanwhile, mix the cottage cheese with the grated Parmesan and keep it warm in a double boiler.

3.     Once the pasta is cooked al dente, drain quickly, place on a large serving dish and add some butter. Place the cheese on top of the pasta, sprinkle with the cocoa powder and a pinch of cinnamon and pepper.


Makes 4 servings

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