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Today's Special: Baked Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, and Prosciutto

Today's Special: Baked Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, and Prosciutto

Some days you need a dish that requires little to no time in the kitchen. A baked pasta is an excellent option in these conditions. It's a meal that, with minimal chopping and stove top time, can be quickly thrown together and left in the oven. You can get dinner done and have time to hop in the shower while it bakes. Another wonderful weeknight advantage of a meal like this? You don't have to wash a whole bunch of pots, pans, and bowls. To take a peep at the recipe,

Baked Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, and Prosciutto
From Everyday Food magazine

1 pound gemelli (or other pasta)
6 ounces sliced prosciutto
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess moisture
2 cups milk
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cook pasta a few minutes less than package instructions suggest.
  3. Cut prosciutto into thin strips.
  4. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, toss pasta with spinach, half of prosciutto, milk, ricotta, and garlic.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Top with remaining prosciutto and Parmesan.
  6. Bake until golden, 30 to 40 minutes.

Serves 6;

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
sounds like those hard top chef recipes, but hey something i could make :D
krisua krisua 10 years
Spinach - yummy! Pasta - not so.
kikichantelle kikichantelle 10 years
yummmm! i made this for dinner last night and it was really amazing... i used whole-wheat penne and only had little cubes of ham on hand- they were still delicious! the best part was the crunchy parmesan-covered noodles on top- delicious!!! thanks for the recipe!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
oh dang i just had lunch and this post is making me hungry already! :drool:
aras8218 aras8218 10 years
I love pastas i'm gonna have to try it!
workinggirl83 workinggirl83 10 years
Thanks Yum!
Food Food 10 years
You can get lots of different kinds and qualities at a good deli/specialty store/cheese shop (they go hand in hand!), however I used to live by a Safeway that carried 2 different by-the-pound kinds and a pre-packaged kind as well. Ask the guy at your grocery store deli if he has any suggestions. Chances are if they don't, he might be able to tell you where to go!
workinggirl83 workinggirl83 10 years
This may seem like a stupid question but where can you buy prosciutto, do I need to go to a specialty store/deli?
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 10 years
This looks delicious! Too bad im on a diet... :(
jessiedallas jessiedallas 10 years
looks yummy! if anyone tries it please post, i will try it soon
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