Creamy Creamy Zucchini & Spinach Rigatoni

1
Vanessa "Nikita" Milare

By
@Kitkat777

This is just a great dish to make with any left over zucchini's or other veggies. I make this at least once every 2 weeks with a different twist every time.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6.... 1- 1 1/3 cup each
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    rigatoni pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tsp
    oil
  • 1 medium
    zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 lb
    mushrooms, fresh & sliced
  • 2
    garlic cloves, mined
  • 1 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    each... basil leaves, oregano leaves, & crushed red peppers
  • 1 c
    chicken broth, low-fat
  • 4 oz
    philly neufchatel cheese, cubed
  • 1 pkg
    baby spinach
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1-1 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese shredded & divided

How to Make Creamy Creamy Zucchini & Spinach Rigatoni

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat the oven to 375F. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan as dircted on the package, omitting the salt.
  2. In the mean time, heat the oil in large fryong pan on medium heat. Add in the zucchini,mushrooms & garlic. Cook & stir for about 3 to 4 mins or until zucchini is crisp & tender.
  3. Then add in the flour & seasonings. Cook & stir again for about 1 to 2 mins. Stir in the broth, cook for another 2 to 3 mins or until thickened. Add in the Neufchatel cheese, cook & stir for about 2 to 3 mins or until the cheese has melted.
  4. Drain the pasta, return to the pan & add in the zucchini mixture. Then add in the spinach,parmesan & 1/2 cup mozzarella. Mix lightly & spoon into 2 qt. casserole dish. Spray with cooking spray. Then top with remaining mozzarella.
  5. Bake for about 10 mins or until mozzarella is melted.

Printable Recipe Card

About Creamy Creamy Zucchini & Spinach Rigatoni





Show 10 Comments & Reviews

5 Unique Ways To Enjoy Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

5 Unique Ways to Enjoy Macaroni and Cheese

Kitchen Crew

Who doesn't love macaroni and cheese? It's a casserole that puts a smile on everyone's face. But it doesn't just have to be cheese, mixed with pasta and baked in...

20 Easy Pasta Recipes To Use Up That Box Of Pasta

20 Easy Pasta Recipes to Use up That Box of Pasta

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Have a box of pasta sitting your cupboard just waiting to be cooked? These pasta recipes are your answer. Casseroles, mac and cheese, bakes and yummy flavored pasta dishes, these...

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Creamy, cheesy, yummy and crazy delicious comfort food to help you get through these cold winter days!