Creamy ricotta with loads of fresh spinach stirred through penne pasta, topped with cheese and baked until bubbly and golden. Delicious.

30 Minutes. A recipe fit for hungry tummies. Vegetarian.

Serves 2.


250g tub ricotta
250g rigatoni pasta
1 lemon
1 brown onion
2 garlic cloves
1.5 cups spinach
1 cup parmesan 

Preheat oven & cook paste
Preheat oven to 200ºC on fan bake. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Once boiling, cook pasta for 8 minutes. Reserve 1/3 cup of pasta water. Drain then return to pot.

Make paste bake
While the pasta is cooking, peel and finely dice the onion. Crush the garlic. Bring a fry pan to a medium to high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Sauté the onion for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and spinach. Sauté for a further 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Once pasta is cooked, stir the ricotta, reserved pasta water, parmesan, a generous drizzle of olive oil, zest of half the lemon, and cooked onion, spinach and garlic into the pot with the pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook pasta bake
Transfer mix to an oven proof dish. Place in oven for 12 - 15 minutes. Remove from oven.

To serve
Allow pasta bake to rest for 5 minutes. Spoon into bowls and finish with a squeeze of lemon.


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August 01, 2017 by Timothy Ryder
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