Two-Cheese Pasta Casserole

Add something cheesy to your family’s dinner. Enjoy pasta casserole that’s ready within an hour - perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
package (16 ounces) mostaccioli pasta
1
jar (26 to 30 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1
container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
1
package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/8
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Heat oven to 375º. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Mix pasta and remaining ingredients. Spoon into ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches.
  • 3 Cover and bake about 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Expert Tips

Ricotta cheese is smoother and just a tad sweeter than cottage cheese, but the two are almost always interchangeable if you use a small curd cottage cheese. Ricotta cheese is a good source of calcium and protein.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
66g
66%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.