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Cheesy Spinach Baked Penne

Vegetarian • 1.5 hrs to make • Serves 8


1 sprig Basil plus, fresh
3 cloves Garlic
1 10-ounce block Spinach, frozen dry
1 28-ounce can Tomatoes, no-salt-added

Pasta & Grains

1 12-ounce box Fiber-and-calcium-enriched penne

Baking & Spices

1 Black pepper, Freshly ground
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1 Kosher salt

Oils & Vinegars

1 Cooking spray, Nonstick
1 tbsp Olive oil


1 16-ounce container Cottage cheese, 1-percent
1 8-ounce block Mozzarella, part-skim half grated half
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • Kirsten Graf

    Healthy Weeknight Dinners : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network

  • Debbie Ann

    Penne Pasta Recipes Food Network | Restaurant-style baked pasta with loads less calories.

  • Margaret Boone

    Cheesy Spinach Baked Penne Recipe by Food Network Kitchens

  • Gregg McBride

    Making homemade tomato sauce for this Cheesy Spinach Baked Penne recipe really allows you to control what goes into it. Here, it's mixed up with chunks of mozzarella for extra bursts of cheesy goodness, along with cottage cheese for all the satisfying qualities of ricotta with only a fraction of the fat and calories:

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