Baked Penne Florentine

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(14) 6 Reviews
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
50
min.
Servings

4 servings, 2-1/2 cups each

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  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package; drain. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and garlic; reserve 1/2 cup of the tomato mixture for later use.
  • Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add remaining tomato mixture, the ricotta cheese, spinach and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese; mix lightly. Spoon into 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with reserved 1/2 cup tomato mixture and remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  • Bake 25 to 30 min. or until heated through.
* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Saving Tomato Paste

Leftover tomato paste can be frozen in a small container for future use in your favorite dishes, such as homemade chili or our Italian Chicken Simmer.

Servings

  • 4 servings, 2-1/2 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 2 Meat (VL)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Delight yourself with this low-calorie low-fat main dish your family is sure to love. As an added bonus, this dish contains vitamin A from the spinach and tomatoes, and calcium thanks to the cheese.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 2-1/2 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 340
% Daily Value
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 510mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fiber 7g
Sugars 8g
Protein 27g
   
Vitamin A 50 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 80 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • fizzle3nat | Wed, Jan 4 2012 11:04 PM

    Easy, pretty, and tasty. Delicious as-is for a vegetarian main dish, but would also be good with shredded chicken or cooked, crumbled Italian sausage. The family liked it! (Husband and toddler included)

  • K007blonde | Mon, Jan 19 2009 2:06 PM

  • Abbyhenson | Sat, Sep 27 2008 9:45 AM

    This recipe is similar to stuffed pasta shells, but with penne! I enjoyed it and would make again. Great healthy pasta dish!

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