Easy Spinach Meatball Bake

Easy Spinach Meatball Bake

Easy Spinach Meatball Bake
  • 4 cups penne (cooked according to package directions)
  • 1½ cups pasta water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cups lightly packed baby spinach
  • 1½ cups tomato sauce
  • ½ cup light ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp Pink Himalayan salt
  • ½ Fresh ground black pepper
  • 16 Italian meatballs You can purchase already made or make your own
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella/cheddar mix
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large skillet heat oil to medium-high heat. Cook onion until tender (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add spinach, stir, remove from heat, cover and let stand till wilted.
  4. Stir together pasta, spinach mix, pasta water, tomato sauce, ricotta, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour into casserole dish.
  6. Push uncooked meatballs into top of pasta. Top with shredded cheeses and basil.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an extra 10 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


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