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Spinach Alfredo Baked Ziti

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Comforting pasta dishes are one of my favorite family meals. Especially when it is as easy to make as this recipe for Spinach Alfredo Baked Ziti. Made with a surprise new alfredo sauce from Bertolli®, this wholesome baked pasta dish combines convenience and fresh ingredients for a tasty main dish or side.

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A baking dish with pasta, alfredo sauce, spinach, being lifted out of the pan with a wooden spoon

Spinach Alfredo Baked Ziti

Print this recipe, add it to your keeper file, and get ready to enjoy this scruptious alfredo-style baked ziti. Your family is going to love it. Gooey, melted cheese with a ricotta blend inside, wrapped around tender pasta? Yeah. Go for it!

Before I take all of the credit for this idea, I’ve got to give a shout out to our friends at Bertolli®. Bertolli has always been a pantry favorite of mine because they make the best pasta sauce with Tuscan-inspired recipes.

Bertolli would also like to invite you to Sunday Supper. Click here to get inspired and get around the table with delicious family dinner ideas.

An overhead shot of a jar of pasta sauce next to other ingredients, including an egg, dry pasta, ricotta cheese and shredded mozzarella

Now they have created a NEW Alfredo Sauce featuring Cauliflower and Milk. You won’t believe the creamy flavor with less fat and calories. Combining cauliflower, fresh milk, and aged parmesan, discover a lighter take on our delicious classic Alfredo sauce. Learn more about it here.

The great thing about this recipe is that it requires very little prep. In just a few minutes you will be ready to pop this baked ziti recipe into the oven.

Ingredients Needed for this Baked Ziti Recipe:

  • Bertolli® Creamy Alfredo Sauce with Cauliflower & Milk
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Egg
  • Fresh basil
  • Black pepper
  • Ziti pasta
  • Fresh baby spinach leaves
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Bread crumbs

We used whole milk ricotta for this recipe. To add even more fresh flavor, we used chopped, fresh basil and tender baby spinach.

TIP: I really like ziti pasta for this recipe. The large, hearty noodles really soak up all the pasta sauce and cheese. You can also use rigatoni or penne pasta if you’d like.

A bowl of ricotta cheese combined with mozzarella, egg, basil, and black pepper.

This recipe uses the best pasta sauce with creamy, ricotta cheese to create a cheesy baked pasta. So good. If you don’t have fresh basil, you can use dried instead, just cut the amount back.

You can fold in roasted bell pepper, too, for more color.

How to Make Spinach Alfredo Baked Ziti:

  1. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, egg, basil, and black pepper until combined. Set aside.
  3. Then in a separate bowl, combine the hot, prepared pasta, baby spinach, Bertolli Creamy Alfredo Sauce with Cauliflower & Milk. Fold in the ricotta mixture.
  4. Transfer to an 8×11 baking dish. Sprinkle with more mozzarella, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and pop under the broiler for 2 – 3 minutes until the cheese is golden brown and melted.

How super easy is that? I love how you just fold all of the ingredients in and bake. Watch the broiler at the end. You want to take it out just when the cheese starts to brown.

TIP: Don’t combine the pasta and sauce and ricotta mixture in the hot pasta pot. This might cause the egg to set up too quickly. Mixing it in the bowl allows it to come to temperature and temper slowly.

New Bertolli Creamy Alfredo Sauce with Cauliflower & Milk

Here are more Sunday Supper Recipe ideas:

Linguine with Roasted Mushrooms, Garlic and Chicken

Spinach + Basil Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Oven Baked Alfredo Pennoni & Cheese

No-Fry White Chicken Parmigiano

A baking dish of pasta topped with cheese

Look at how yummy this is. The Bertolli Creamy Alfredo Sauce with Cauliflower & Milk clings to every bite. Plus the three cheeses make it ooooh so gooey. Loving the bites of fresh spinach too. Another great way to get those veggies in your family’s routine.

A spoon of baked ziti pasta with melted cheese.

We invite you to try this recipe and let us know what you think. Leave a note for us at the bottom of this post. And don’t forget, Bertolli has invited you to Sunday Supper. 🙂

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4.25 from 12 votes

Spinach Alfredo Baked Ziti

Deliciously easy, this recipe for baked ziti is creamy, with alfredo sauce, three cheeses, and fresh spinach. So good, your entire family will love it.
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked ziti, Bertolli, best pasta sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 465kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded, divided
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces ziti pasta cooked al dente, drained, hot
  • 15.2 ounces Bertolli Creamy Alfredo Sauce with Cauliflower & Milk
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach chopped
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  • First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella, egg, basil, and black pepper until combined. Set aside.
  • Then in a separate bowl, combine the hot, prepared pasta, fresh spinach, Bertolli Creamy Alfredo Sauce with Cauliflower & Milk. Fold in the ricotta mixture.
  • Transfer to an 8×11 baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and pop under the broiler for 2 – 3 minutes until the cheese is golden brown and melted.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1590IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 397mg | Iron: 1.6mg

Comments

    • Teri says

      Lol, it is listed in the ingredients but I did forget to list it in the instructions. Add it when you add the pasta and sauce. I am correcting the error right now. Thank you for bringing it to my attention in such a colorful way. Have a fucking great day! 🙂

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