Monday, September 29, 2008

On My Hearth: Creamy Spinach Ricotta Pasta

Despite the fact that this recipe sounds fabulous, I will not be indulging tonight as the calorie and fat content are a bit too high for pin-up pursuing me! *grin* My family, however, does not have the same weight issues so I'm sure they'll gobble it up! I myself will be having a Lean Cuisine meal and salad which I'm sure will be just as tasty. (yep, working hard to convince myself of that one!)

* Exported from MasterCook *

Creamy Spinach Ricotta Pasta

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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:20
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound rigatoni
15 ounces diced tomato -- with basil, onions & garlic
10 ounces chopped spinach -- fresh or frozen
2 1/2 cups Alfredo sauce -- jarred
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat oven to 425°F. Coat 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta following package directions. Drain; return to pot. Stir in tomatoes and chopped onions.

Cook spinach in microwave following package directions. Squeeze out moisture. Transfer to a bowl. Add Alfredo sauce, ricotta, garlic salt and pepper; stir to combine.

Transfer spinach mixture to pasta pot; toss to combine. Transfer pasta mixture to prepared baking dish.

Mix together bread crumbs, Parmesan and oil. Sprinkle over pasta. Bake at 425°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 505 Calories; 23g Fat (41.5% calories from fat); 19g Protein; 55g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 69mg Cholesterol; 923mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 comment:

linda said...

wow, another one...good thing I am not doing much cooking right now because this one, I could NOT resist and it sounds really easy too...

how is your mom?