Baked Ricotta and Spinach Rigatoni Recipe

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Submitted by kelgrl879

Makes 8 servings



Baked Ricotta and Spinach Rigatoni

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Ricotta and Spinach Rigatoni

1 pound rigatoni pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup minced shallot
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups milk
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
20 ounce frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess water
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 eggs, lightly beaten
8 ounces mozzarella, grated

Recipe Directions for Baked Ricotta and Spinach Rigatoni

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cook rigatoni for 5 minutes in a pot of boiling, salted water. Drain and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.

  3. To make the bechamel sauce:

  4. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the shallots and garlic. Sweat the shallots and garlic for a few minutes until softened and but not colored. Add the flour and stir until a smooth paste forms. Gradually whisk in the wine and then the milk. Bring the mixture to a simmer, whisking constantly and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper, to taste. Let cool slightly.

  5. Transfer cooled bechamel to a large mixing bowl and add the spinach, ricotta, and eggs. Mix in rigatoni and transfer to a greased 9 by13-inch baking dish. Top with grated mozzarella. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned on top, the center is no longer runny, and the sides are bubbly.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 339.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
505
Calories from Fat
197
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.9g
34%
Saturated Fat
10.9g
54%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
142mg
47%
Sodium
677mg
28%
Potassium
793mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
48.0g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
27.3g
Vitamin A 153% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 54% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Contains alcohol
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