Alicia Joseph here with a delicious pasta recipe that is not only easy to prepare, but it freezes great and reheats perfectly.
Rotelle pasta resembles little wheels with spikes. If you don’t have rotelle try campanelle which is another curved pasta and it works great. Actually, any small pasts that is curved is good because they hold the sauce well.
Add crusty bread, salad, and Chianti for a perfect dinner for your family or guests.
Rotelle Ricotta Bake
- 1 (16oz) pkg. rotelle (corkscrew) pasta
- 1 (8oz) pkg. sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese, reserve half
- 1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 3 eggs
- 1 (15 1/2 oz) carton part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 (14 oz) jar marinara sauce
- ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese
- 1 tsp. salt to taste
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- ½ tsp. basil, optional
- ½ tsp. garlic powder, optional
Heat oven to 375°F.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
Butter a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
Cut mozzarella into ¾ inch strips.
Lay spinach in a colander and press out as much liquid as possible.
Lightly beat eggs in a large bowl, stir in all the other ingredients except reserved mozzarella.
Spoon into prepared pan. Cover with foil.
Bake until hot, about 15 minutes.
Arrange reserved mozzarella strips diagonally in rows over rotelle about 1½ inches apart.
Bake until cheese melts, 5 – 10 minutes more.
Alicia Joseph grew up in Westchester, Illinois. Her books are sweet, romantic stories in the LGBT genre. Alicia’s latest novel A Penny on the Tracks is a coming of age story about love and friendship. Alicia has many works-in-progress that she hopes to finish soon. When she is not writing, Alicia enjoys volunteering with animals, rooting for her favorite sports teams, and playing “awesome aunt” to her nine nieces and nephews.
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