Baked Holiday Pasta! The Perfect Family Treat!

BakedHolidayPasta

 Baked Holiday Pasta! The Perfect Family Treat!  The holidays are all about comfort, sharing and good company. So we wanted to create a recipe that was perfect for sharing whether you are the host or guest this holiday season. Our Baked Holiday Pasta is just the right dish for holiday brunches, lunches or dinner and it’s quick and simple to make and serve.

Baked Holiday Pasta

Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. mezzi rigatoni (or pasta of your choice, but choose a pasta with some nooks & crannies)
  • salt
  • 10 oz. package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled bacon
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
Instructions
  1. Boil pasta in salted water according to package instructions until “al dente” (slightly firm.)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Remove any excess moisture from spinach by wrapping in paper towel. Add spinach and ricotta to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
  4. Drain pasta well and mix in spinach/ricotta mixture while pasta is hot.
  5. Spray baking dish with non-stick spray.
  6. Spoon pasta into baking dish. Top with crumbled bacon and mozzarella.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and pasta is piping hot.
 
Notes

If making ahead, cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate after step 6. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, remove foil and continue cooking for another 10 minutes or until pasta is heated through and cheese is melted.

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Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including MSN.com, Yahoo.com, AccessHollywood.com, GourmetLive.com and RetailMeNot.com’s “Insider’s Blog”.


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