Baked Ziti With Fresh Spinach

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Deborah Silver

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@MsPhoto

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Baked Ziti With Fresh Spinach

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.

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About Baked Ziti With Fresh Spinach

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



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