Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spinach and Artichoke Baked Ziti

I pretty much love anything involving spinach and artichoke. It is such a great flavor combination.  I recently came across a recipe for spinach baked ziti which sounded great, but I wanted to add a little something extra to it since I was not using meat in the dish. I decided on Artichokes and let me tell you, this ziti was good. Really good. So glad we have leftovers good!

Spinach and Artichoke Baked Ziti
Inspired by- Skinny Taste Baked Spinach Ziti

1/10 serving= 7ww pp
Cal 292, Carbs 43g, Fat 5g, Protein 16g

16 oz box Ziti Pasta
28 oz crushed tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed
20 quartered artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
1 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz low fat ricotta cheese
1 tbsp parmesan cheese
2 cups reduced fat mozzarella cheese ( I used Italian Sargento 4 cheese blend)

Preheat oven to 375

In a large pot of salted water, cook pasta according to instructions until al dente. Drain and return to pot.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, sauté garlic. Add crushed tomatoes, chopped spinach, artichokes, salt, pepper, and oregano. Add sauce mixture to the pasta and combine. Add Parmesan cheese, ricotta and half the mozzarella. Mix well then transfer to a 9x13 baking dish.
Top with the remaining mozzarella.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until mozzarella is browned and bubbly. Let it cool 5 minutes, then cut it into 10 equal portions. Enjoy!


  1. This looks really good. Pinning!

  2. I love anything spinach. Looks so good!

  3. Sounds like a great twist on traditional baked ziti.
    Looking forward to trying.

  4. I love spinach and artichoke together. How nice to combine them with ziti. Thank you for sharing this great idea.

  5. I love the artichoke hearts with the spinach. Great flavor combo. thanks for sharing this dish on foodie friday.

  6. Hi Bridgett,
    Your Spinach and Artichoke Baked Ziti looks delicious. Hope you had a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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