We don't make a lot of Italian food in our house, simply because my husband doesn't care for it. My daughter and I on the other hand, love it. I am always looking for amazing pasta recipes that will fill my craving for all things pasta but my husband will be happy to eat too. This recipe fits those requirements.
I love the cheesy pasta and he loves the flavor of this dish. It is currently one of the only pasta dishes on our monthly rotation. The best part? It is super easy to pull together, making me love it even more.
- 1 16 oz Ziti (tube pasta)
- 4 cups washed baby spinach and chopped
- Spaghetti Sauce, 1 Jar or Homemade Recipe
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Prepare your pasta according the package directions. Add your spinach to the boiling water with the pasta for the last minute of your cooking time. Drain the pasta and spinach and return to the pot. Stir in the ricotta, half of the mozzarella cheese, a 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese and the spices. Press the mixture into a baking dish (9x13 Size) Top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Baked at 350 for 30 minutes or until the dish is bubbly.
What is your favorite pasta dish?