Baked Ziti With Fresh Spinach

Deborah Silver

By
@MsPhoto

This is an easy and flavorful meal that is a spaghetti or lasagna alternative. Serve with garlic bread.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

21/2 c
penne pasta
2 small
onions chopped
2 clove
garlic- chopped
1 lb
ground beef
1 pkg
fresh baby spinach
1 can(s)
spaghetti sauce
3-4 Tbsp
prepared pesto
2-3 c
mozzarella cheese
1/4 c
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large skillet brown ground beef, onions and garlic- drain off fat and stir in pesto and then add spaghetti sauce and stir well.
2
While cooking beef mixture boil water for pasta and cook pasta according to package directions to al dente. Drain pasta in colander.
3
Stir drained pasta into meat mixture and simmer.
4
Spray 3 quart casserole with cooking spray- Add layer of meat & sauce mixture then add a generous layer of spinach and pasta and layer of mozzarella cheese and add remaining meat mixture.
5
Top with remainiing mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with parmesam cheese.
6
Bake uncovered in 365 degree oven for 40 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy