Rigatoni wth Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

1
Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

A COMFORT food at our house.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Rigatoni wth Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Rigatoni wth Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta




Show 1 Comment & Review

20 Hearty Lasagna Recipes

20 Hearty Lasagna Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Creamy, cheesy and oh so good, we've found 20 hearty lasagna recipes to dig into!

20 Drool-worthy Mac And Cheese Recipes

20 Drool-Worthy Mac and Cheese Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ooey, gooey, cheesy amazingness, macaroni and cheese recipes are our guilty pleasure. Goodness, we love this creamy and yummy dish. If you’re a mac & cheese lover like we are,...

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...