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Spinach & Meatball Pasta Bake

Spinach & Meatball Pasta Bake

Spinach & Meatball Pasta Bake

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 2 cup penne, cooked according to package instructions,
  • 2 tsp kisan canola cooking oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cups lightly packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 16 ready-to-cook Italian meatballs
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (optional)

Recipe Method: 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Cook onion until tender, about 5 min.
  • Stir in the spinach, remove from heat and keep covered until the spinach is wilted, about 2 min. Uncover and let cool completely.
  • Stir in cooked pasta, reserved pasta water, tomato sauce, and ricotta. Transfer to an 8 x 8-in. (20 x 20 cm) baking dish.
  • Nestle meatballs evenly in the pasta mixture. Top with mozzarella.
  • Bake covered with foil 20 min. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 min., or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • To serve, garnish with fresh basil

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