Three Cheese Baked Ziti with Spinach

Save valuable time by putting together the casserole, covering and refrigerating it to bake later to everyone's delight.



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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Related Categories: Pasta, Vegetarian, Vegetarian Spinach, Ziti
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Ingredients
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    1  16  ounce package 
    uncooked medium tube-shaped pasta (ziti)
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    1  6  ounce bag 
    baby spinach, washed (about 4 cups)
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    1  24  ounce jar 
    Prego® Marinara Italian Sauce
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    1   cup 
    ricotta cheese
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    4   ounces 
    shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)
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    3/4  cup 
    grated Parmesan cheese
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    garlic powder
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper

Directions
1.
Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Add the spinach during the last minute of the cooking time. Drain the pasta and spinach well in a colander. Return them to the sauce pot.
2.
Stir the sauce, ricotta, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and black pepper into the pasta mixture. Spoon the pasta mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
3.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes or it's until hot and bubbling.
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