ZENB Penne Pasta Bake with Greens & Basil
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 35 minutes
TOTAL TIME 40 minutes
Serving Size: 358g
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With a quick prep time, this Baked ZENB Penne Pasta with Greens and Basil recipe is a great way to enjoy a meal with your family. This recipe is high in protein and fibre and also high in vitamin K.
- 1box (340g) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
- 1 package baby spinach, coarsely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can rushed San Marzano tomatoes
- chopped fresh basil
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 22g whole-milk ricotta cheese
- 22g grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
- 22g shredded mozzarella cheese
- small basil leaves
Heat oven to 200°C. Cook ZENB Pasta 2 min. less than directed on package. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water; drain.2.
Meanwhile, cook spinach 3-4 min. in large, deep ovenproof skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat until wilted. Add garlic; cook 30 sec., stirring constantly. Stir in reserved pasta water, tomatoes, chopped basil, salt & pepper. Bring mixture to a low simmer.3.
Remove pan from heat. Add pasta; mix gently and smooth top. Combine ricotta and 2 tablespoons Parmesan in small bowl. Drop tablespoonfuls of ricotta mixture evenly over pasta. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 20-25 min. or until edges are bubbling and cheese is golden brown. Garnish with basil leaves before serving.
Substitute your favorite shape of ZENB Pasta for the penne.
Drizzle each serving with a small spoonful of chopped Calabrian chiles in oil for a delicious kick of heat.