Easy Baked Tomato Pasta with Spinach
Easy Baked Tomato Pasta with Spinach

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 5
  • Start to Finish: less than 1 hour
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 210kcal
  • 390mg Sodium
  • 33g Carbs
  • 5g Fiber
  • 6g Fat
  • 1g Saturated Fat
  • 4g Sugars
  • 11g Protein
  • 149mg Calcium
  • 2mg Iron
210kcal 390mg 33g5g6g 4g11g1g
Better for you than classic baked ziti, this easy baked tomato pasta with spinach is an easy dinner that's just as comforting.


  • 2 cups whole-wheat penne
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 3 cups diced tomato, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano (or any herb)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, divided



1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, about 12 minutes. Rinse penne under cold water and drain; set aside.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over medium. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Add spinach and 2 cups of tomato; cook for 4 minutes, until spinach wilts. In a medium bowl, combine remaining 1 cup of tomato, herbs, and salt. Transfer the cooked tomato mixture to the bowl and stir well. Add pasta to tomato mixture and combine thoroughly. Stir in 1∕2 cup of the cheese.
3. Grease bottom of baking dish with remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Pour tomato pasta mixture into dish. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 1∕4 cup cheese. Bake until cheese melts, about 4 more minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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