Old-School Baked Ziti

with mushrooms, spinach, and garlic bread

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

A note about serious food allergies

Ciao, bella! The classic Italian-American comfort icon will put your mind, heart, and belly in a happy place. Easier to make than lasagna (no tricky layers!), this baked pasta has mushrooms and spinach bumping its flavor and garlic bread to clean up any sauce at the bottom. Chow, bella!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    0.9 oz. Butter
  • Info
    6 oz. Ziti
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 fl. oz. White Cooking Wine
  • 15 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • Info
    1 Mini Baguette
  • 4 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    4 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Pecorino Cheese
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Small Pot

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta

    Cook the Pasta

    Add pasta to boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Drain pasta. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean. While pasta cooks, make sauce.

  • Step 2 - Make the Sauce

    Make the Sauce

    Mince garlic. Place a small pot over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil and half the garlic (reserve remaining for garlic bread) to hot pot. Cook until fragrant, 1-2 minute. Add white wine and cook 1 minute. Stir in crushed tomatoes, ½ cup water, and oregano. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring often, 8-10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. While sauce simmers, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 3 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut mushrooms into ¼" slices. Halve baguette lengthwise and slice each half on an angle, creating four wedges.

  • Step 4 - Cook Mushrooms and Spinach

    Cook Mushrooms and Spinach

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and mushrooms to hot pot and cook until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, 1 minute. Remove from burner and add sauce and cooked pasta. Toss to combine.

  • Step 5 - Bake Pasta and Toast Bread

    Bake Pasta and Toast Bread

    Add half the pasta to prepared casserole dish and top with half the mozzarella. Add remaining pasta, and sprinkle with pecorino and remaining mozzarella. Bake until top is golden brown, 18-20 minutes. While pasta bakes, spread butter and remaining garlic on baguette slices. Halfway through pasta cooking time, place baguette on prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 7-9 minutes.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish

    Plate the Dish

    Serve pasta straight from casserole dish along with garlic bread.