Rigatoni wth Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

A COMFORT food at our house.


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Serves:

4

Ingredients

2 c
rigatoni pasta, uncooked
14 1/2 oz
can tomato sauce
14 1/2 oz
can diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 Tbsp
italian seasoning
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 c
ricotta cheese
1/2 c
mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded
1 box
frozen spinach

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a sauce pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil.
Add all-purpose flour and cook for about 1 minute (until flour become light brown).
Stir in ½ cup milk and cook until it thickens to sauce consistency.

Add salt and black pepper. Set aside.
2
Cook rigatoni according to package direction. (I prefer it little under cooked)

Cook frozen spinach according to package directions.
3
In a large sauce pan heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.

Add diced tomato and tomato sauce. Add Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper.

Cook for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
4
Add cooked spinach.

Add white sauce and ricotta cheese and mix it well.
5
Add salt and pepper according to your taste.

Set aside 1 cup of sauce.

Mix cooked pasta and sauce in a large baking dish.
6
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
Cover it with aluminum foil (poke couple of hole to allow steam to escape).

Bake it in 350-degrees for 15 minutes
remove foil and broil until cheese is golden brown (about 4 minutes).

Serve hot with garlic bread. Serve remaining sauce as a dipping sauce with garlic bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta