This is such a simple and easy dish. The most important, it is delicious!
I like that the pasta reheats well the next day, this easy dish is enough for two meals in our house.
1 box of Rigatoni Pasta
1 Jar (25 oz) pasta sauce. (I used my absolute favorite: 3 cheese from Trader Joe's)
1 lb of ricotta
1 cup of washed, chopped spinach
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup of grated romano cheese
1 cup of grated asiogo cheese
-1 cup of chopped basil
-Cook Pasta. The box will say to cook for 14 minutes, but since you will be baking the pasta, you need to undercook it a little bit.
-While the pasta is cooking, grate the cheeses and prep the ricotta:
In a small bowl add the ricotta, egg, chopped spinach, salt and pepper. Mix well
-Once your pasta is cooked, toss with some olive oil
-Take your baking dish and spoon a few TB of the pasta sauce.
-Add half of the pasta
-Cover the pasta with pasta sauce
-Add a few dollops of ricotta over the pasta, add 1 cup of mozzarella, 1/2 cup of romano and 1/2 cup of asiogo.
-Then spread the rest of your pasta over and layer with the rest of your pasta sauce and cheeses.
-Preheat oven to 360F and bake covered for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes.
Garnish with fresh Basil
Enjoy this cheesy goodness!