Rigatoni wth Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

Marsha Gardner


A COMFORT food at our house.

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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

How to Make Rigatoni wth Spinach and Ricotta Cheese


  • 1In 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.
  • 2Cook rigatoni according to package direction. (I prefer it little under cooked)

    Cook frozen spinach according to package directions.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4Add cooked spinach.

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

    Set aside 1 cup of sauce.

    Mix cooked pasta and sauce in a large baking dish.
  • 6Sprinkle 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.

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About Rigatoni wth Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta