Method. Gather the ingredients. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain pasta well and then return it to the pot over low heat, adding the fresh spinach, stirring to combine. Then add the ricotta cheese and the milk using a spatula to gently break up the ricotta cheese. Stir in the optional garlic powder and season well with salt and pepper. Once the spinach has wilted and the ricotta cheese has broken down (this should take just a few minutes), drizzle with a bit of optional olive oil and top it all off with a bit of optional freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This dish is best served immediately.