Three Cheese Baked Ziti with Spinach

  • Prep 15 min.
  • Total 30 min.
  • Serves 6
  • Three Cheese Baked Ziti with Spinach
Save valuable time by putting together the casserole, covering and refrigerating it to bake later to everyone's delight.

POSTED IN: Dinner, Popular, Quick & Easy, Sides & Appetizer, Tomato Sauce, Vegetarian

What You'll Need

  • 1

    package (1 pound) uncooked medium tube shaped pasta (ziti)

  • 1

    bag (6 ounces) baby spinach, washed (about 4 cups)

  • 1

    jar (23 ounces) Prego® Marinara Italian Sauce

  • 1

    cup ricotta cheese

  • 1

    cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)

  • 3/4

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground black pepper

How to Make It

  • 1

    Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Add the spinach during the last minute of the cooking time. Drain the pasta and spinach well in a colander. Return them to the saucepot.

  • 2

    Stir the sauce, ricotta, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and black pepper into the pasta mixture. Spoon the pasta mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

  • 3

    Bake at 350°F. for 30 minutes or until it's hot and bubbling.

CHOOSE TASTE. CHOOSE PREGO.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A MEAL EVERYONE WILL LOVE
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THE SIMPLE TRICK TO MAKE SAUCES THAT STICK.

Don't Rinse Your Pasta

Don't rinse your pasta after cooking it. Doing this washes the starch off the surface, which is what helps the sauce cling to it.