Ricotta Rigatoni Casserole

with garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Vegetarian
A note about serious food allergies

“Comforting” isn't just cute dog videos on the Internet, or the first evening it stays light past six pm… it's also that most ultimate of comfort foods, a big 'ole plateful of pasta. This one has not one, not two, but three kinds of cheese: gooey mozzarella, creamy ricotta, and nutty Parmesan. Fresh, healthy spinach and herbaceous oregano… this is the best pasta. Would Eat. 13/10.

Tip: Easy way to remove oregano from stem: just pinch the top and run your fingers down the stem. Presto! The leaves should just fall off. Bunch all the leaves into a pile, then chop to desired size.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    5 oz. Rigatoni
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 0.125 oz. Oregano
  • Info
    1 French Roll
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 10 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • Info
    5 oz. Ricotta

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    768
  • Carbohydrates
    100g
  • Fat
    23g
  • Protein
    34g
  • Sodium
    1541mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta
    1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean. While pasta boils, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients
    2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop spinach. Mince garlic. Stem and coarsely chop oregano. Separate French roll halves. Halve each slice on an angle.

  • Step 3 - Prepare Ricotta and Garlic Bread
    3

    Prepare Ricotta and Garlic Bread

    In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta, half the Parmesan, half the oregano (reserve remaining of both for casserole), 2 tsp. olive oil, and a pinch of pepper. Set aside. Drizzle roll wedges with 2 tsp. olive oil and top with half the garlic (reserve remaining for casserole).

  • Step 4 - Assemble the Casserole
    4

    Assemble the Casserole

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add remaining garlic, remaining oregano, and spinach to hot pot and stir occasionally until aromatic, 30-60 seconds. Stir in pasta, half the reserved pasta cooking water, marinara, and a pinch of salt and pepper until combined. If pasta is too dry, add additional pasta cooking water 1 Tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached. Remove from burner and stir in mozzarella and remaining Parmesan. Transfer pasta to prepared casserole dish and evenly top with dollops of ricotta mixture.

  • Step 5 - Bake the Casserole and Garlic Bread
    5

    Bake the Casserole and Garlic Bread

    Place casserole on one half of prepared baking sheet and cover with foil. Place garlic bread on empty half of baking sheet. Bake in hot oven until bread is golden brown and ricotta is warmed through, 5-7 minutes. Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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