Baked Penne With Spicy Marinara And Ricotta Verde

Baked penne is an Italian classic and a menu favorite. Spice up a traditional penne with a feisty marinara sauce and Grande Ricotta Verde for a modern spin on a much-loved dish.

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DIRECTIONS

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Baked Penne with Spicy Marinara Yield: One serving
  • 5 oz. Penne pasta
  • 4 oz. Marinara sauce, spicy
  • 2 oz. Ricotta Verde (see recipe)
  • 1 oz. Grande Mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 tbsp. Grande Parmesan, grated

DIRECTIONS

Baked Penne with Spicy Marinara
  1. Place pasta in ovenproof dish. Pour marinara over top and dollop with Ricotta Verde.
  2. Sprinkle with Grande Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  3. Bake at 500°F for 6 to 8 minutes in deck oven or 4 to 6 minutes in impingement oven.
  4. Remove when cheese is melted and pasta is heated through. Serve with bread.

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Ricotta Verde Yield: 40 oz.
  • 2 lb. Grande Ricotta Prima Dolce®
  • 4 oz. Grande Romano, grated
  • 10 oz. Frozen spinach, chopped, slacked
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg, ground (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Ricotta Verde
  1. Blend Grande Ricotta, Grande Romano, spinach, salt, pepper and nutmeg until well combined.
  2. Keep refrigerated.

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Tips
  • Use food processor, blender or mixer to easily blend Ricotta Verde.