Pasta Bake Florentine

Pasta Bake Florentine Recipe
Oxmoor House
Not only is this baked pasta delicious, but the variety of vegetables makes it colorful and appealing as well.


Serves 8

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 (26-oz.) jars pasta sauce
1 cup marinated artichokes, drained and chopped
1 (10-oz.) pkg. frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 (16-oz.) pkg. rotini pasta, cooked
1 (8-oz.) pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese


Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onion, red pepper and mushrooms until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in ground beef, salt, and pepper. Cook until beef is browned, about  5 to 7 minutes; drain.

Stir in pasta sauce, artichokes and spinach until well combined. Stir in cooked pasta. Transfer to a lightly greased 13"x9" baking pan; sprinkle with cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.