Tomato Florentine Pasta Bake

Tomato Florentine Pasta Bake

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Serves

 
Tomato Florentine Pasta Bake

Full of health-promoting antioxidants, this baked pasta dish delivers all the flavors of lasagna in less than half the preparation and baking time. Serve it with crusty sourdough rolls and a tossed green salad.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick®.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 333, Fat: 9 g, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Cholesterol: 64 mg, Sodium: 633 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 25 g.

Health & Wellness Tip: Use 2 (8-ounce) cans of no salt added tomato sauce in place of the regular tomato sauce to save 307 mg of sodium per serving.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Pepper, Crushed
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta (6 ounces)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook turkey and onion in large nonstick skillet on medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, oregano, sugar, cinnamon, garlic powder and red pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package; drain well. Stir pasta and well-drained spinach into sauce until well mixed. Spread 1/2 of the pasta mixture in 11x7-inch baking dish. Spread ricotta cheese evenly over pasta. Top with remaining pasta mixture. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  • 3 Bake 15 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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