Baked Ziti With Fresh Spinach

Deborah Silver


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

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30 Min
40 Min


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

How to Make Baked Ziti With Fresh Spinach


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

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About Baked Ziti With Fresh Spinach

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