Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Three Cheese Baked Ziti

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? 
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18 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds really good! I love Italian!

Cindy Gordon said...

YUM, sounds good. Thanks for sharing!

Debi Wayland said...

This sounds so yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

Angelic Sinova said...

I've been looked for a simple based Ziti recipe FOREVER! Thanks so much for sharing <3

jen temcio @dapperhouse said...

That sounds so easy! I honetsly dont think I have ever made baked ziti, but I am going to give it a try.

Caitlin Fore said...

Yum!! What a delicious recipe - this is easy enough I could even make it!

xo,
cait

http://gussied-up.blogspot.com

Mistee Dawn said...

Oh my! That looks so good! I know what I will be making for dinner tonight!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Mmmmmmm! This Italian girl loves a good pasta dish!

Twingle Mommy said...

That looks so good! My favorite pasta is a spicy marinara sauce loaded with fresh veggies. I don't really have a recipe, I just throw whatever veggies are in my fridge. Dinner in 20 minutes, you can't beat it!

valmg @ From Val's Kitchen said...

That is such a hard question for me because I love pasta! Lasagna is definitely a favorite.

Krystal Butherus said...

Pass the pasta! This one looks awesome. I love ziti!

Patranila Jefferson said...

Looks great. I haven't had ziti in forever!

Katrina Gehman said...

this looks so good. i'll have to make this.

slipsofthetongue said...

When do you add the pasta sauce? I assume the whole jar goes in with the ricotta, but you don't say in your instructions.

Jeanne Grunert said...

I make a very similar recipe and my family loves it. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from #HomeMattersParty

Walking on Sunshine said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe with Foodie Friends Friday this past week. We are featuring it today on Daily Dish Magazine!

Liz said...

Love this recipe!
Thanks so much for adding your recipe to the Delicious Dishes Recipe Party on Pocket Change Gourmet.
~Liz

Anonymous said...

When do i add the tomato sauce?

 
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