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Easy Weeknight Baked Pasta

Ana | Claudia's Table
Versatile baked pasta that can be enjoyed with or without meat. Great for picky eaters.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8
Calories 431 kcal

Equipment

  • casserole dish

Ingredients
  

For 1 - 12oz package of Gluten free pasta

  • 12 oz pasta gluten free or regular
  • 1/2 package spinach frozen
  • 16 oz Easy Weeknight Pasta Sauce
  • 1 8oz Ricotta whole milk
  • 2 cup shredded cheese any meltable cheese will do
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • pinch salt
  • pepper

For 1 - 1 lb package of regular pasta

  • 1 lb pasta tube shaped
  • 3/4 package spinach frozed
  • 24 oz Easy Weeknight Pasta Sauce or jarred pasta sauce (1 1/2 jars)
  • 1 8oz Ricotta whole milk
  • 3 cups cheese any meltable cheese will do
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • pinch salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

For Pasta

  • Cook 2-3 minutes under suggested time. If package says 10 minutes, cook 7-8 minutes.
  • 2 minutes before pasta is done, add frozen spinach. The spinach cooks in about 2 minutes.
  • Remove pasta and spinach and add to the casserole with sauce in it.

For the rest of ingredients

  • Place sauce in casserole or baking pan
  • Add drained pasta and spinach
  • Add Ricotta, 2/3 of the cheeses and gently combine.
  • Top with cheeses
  • Bake for 45 minutes.

Notes

For Gluten Free Pasta:
 

For Regular Pasta:
 
Note: Use corn based gluten free pasta, not solely brown rice pasta. Brown rice pasta doesn't hold up well in the baking process.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 431kcal
Keyword baked casserole, baked pasta, pasta, vegetarian, weeknight dinner

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