Spinach and Ricotta Baked Pasta

Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

If you are a spinach lover, then here is a great-tasting side dish, pasta, cheese and spinach baked all in one casserole...very yummy! prep time does not include boiling the pasta or the spinach

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 4-quart baking dish.
  3. Cook pasta in boiling water, until firm-tender; drain.
  4. Place the cooked pasta in the casserole dish.
  5. In a large pot of boiling water BLANCH the spinach (don't overcook!); cool, squeeze out excess liquid, then roughly chop the spinach.
  6. In a bowl combine spinach, ricotta, sour cream, eggs, Parmesan cheese, dill, pepper and salt.
  7. Spoon mixture over the pasta in the casserole dish; toss lightly to combine.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving Cut in wedges-- enjoy!
Most Helpful

4 5

We used 2/3 cup fresh basil and 1/4 cup parsley instead of the dill. We also added about 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes. Good comfort food.

Take 2: Tonight, we made it with the dill and then added sauteed mushrooms, garlic, and a can of water-packed tuna. Delish! It would have been even better if we had added sauteed onions, as well.

4 5

I have made this twice and I think the second time came out better. :-) I used two packages of frozen chopped spinach, the whole container of ricotta (2 lbs), the whole container of sour cream (16 oz), used 2 tsp basil and 1 tsp Italian seasoning instead of the dill, added two drained cans of diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, put in a layer of sliced Italian sausage, and topped it with shredded mozzerella. This recipe is going to be a standard for my friends who are new moms--it is a complete meal in one and makes enough so that they get half and we keep half! As a side note, I don't know how this is 4 servings per recipe--I think it is more like 8 dinner-sized servings as written, 12 with my additions!

5 5

This was excellent. The only thing different I did was use drained canned spinach. Thanks