Easy 4-Cheese Pasta Bake

Parenting
The tasty combination of spinach and green onions adds a healthful bonus to this dish. Baby won't even know you snuck in some veggies!
6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

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1 pound box penne or ziti
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 green onions, chopped
3 cups fresh baby spinach
3 large eggs, beaten
1 pound low-fat ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheddar
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided in half
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Salt and pepper, to taste
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/8 cup chopped parsley

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, warm olive oil in heated pan. Add green onions and sauté. Add spinach and wilt down. Set aside.

2. Combine eggs, first three cheeses, 1/2 cup Parmesan, and dill. Mix thoroughly. Add spinach mixture. Fold in cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Coat 9" x 13" pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread pasta mixture in pan. Stir remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and parsley together and sprinkle over pasta-cheese mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.

Created date

October 2003