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Cheesy Spinach Dip Pasta Bake

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Cheesy Spinach Dip Pasta Bake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
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This cheesy baked pasta recipe was inspired by everyone’s favorite appetizer dip.
Updated Sep 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 box (12 oz) penne pasta
  • 2 boxes (10 oz each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain well
  • 2 jars (15 oz each) Alfredo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps

  • 1
    Place oven rack in middle of oven; heat oven to 425°F. Cook 1 box (12 oz) penne pasta in boiling salted water as directed on box until al dente. Drain; transfer pasta to large bowl.
  • 2
    Add 2 boxes (10 oz each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain well, 2 jars (15 oz each) Alfredo sauce, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes and 2 cups of the shredded mozzarella cheese to pasta; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3
    Pour pasta mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass or ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over top.
  • 4
    Bake on middle oven rack about 20 minutes or until bubbly.
  • 5
    Turn oven control to broil. Leaving baking dish on middle oven rack, broil pasta bake until lightly browned on top. Cool slightly before serving.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Chicken or shrimp would be a great addition to make the dish more filling and provide some extra protein.

Nutrition Information

1380 Calories, 86g Total Fat, 50g Protein, 100g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1380
Calories from Fat
780
Total Fat
86g
133%
Saturated Fat
51g
257%
Trans Fat
3g
Cholesterol
265mg
88%
Sodium
1900mg
79%
Potassium
640mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
100g
33%
Dietary Fiber
8g
32%
Sugars
6g
Protein
50g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
290%
290%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
110%
110%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
6 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 12 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
6 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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