Spinach is one of those healthy foods that also happen to be tasty. I like to add a bit to many dishes but this casserole is quite packed with it. It is also an easy and quickly put together dinner or lunch for when you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. Yup, another lazy recipe.
This casserole has three cheeses so it’s definitely for the cheese enthusiast like me. But who wouldn’t like cheese?
2 1/2 cup dry penne pasta
1 cup cream cheese
1 standard size ball of Mozzarella (80 to 100g)
4 cups spinach leaves, chopped
1 cup milk
a handful of Parmesan shavings
1/2 tsp dried nutmeg
1/2 tsp dried chilli powder (or more if you like spicy)
1 tsp dried regano
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
Put the uncooked pasta and spinach in an ovenproof dish.
Next, grab a small pot and heat the cream cheese, spices and milk in it until the cheese is more or less melted and the spices are well distributed.
Pour the mixture all over the pasta and stir.
Put the Parmesan shavings and Mozzarella on top and place in the oven.
Bake for 40 minutes. The pasta should be cooked by then.
When making one of these lazy dishes which don’t require you to pre-cook the pasta, it is important to make sure that all of the pasta shapes are covered with milk, cheese or spinach so that they cook instead of drying out.
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