Tuesday, February 9, 2010

4 Cheese Bake

1 lb. box penne or ziti
1 tsp. olive oil
4 green onions, chopped
3 cups fresh baby spinach (I used grilled chicken instead)
3 large eggs, beaten (I decreased the amount of egg to make it cheesier)
1 lb. low-fat ricotta (I used Cottage cheese)
1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella
1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar
1 cup grated parmesan, divided in half
2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
Salt and pepper, to taste
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/8 cup chopped parsley

1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, warm olive oil in heated pan. Add green onions and saute. Add spinach and wilt down. Set aside.
2. Combine eggs, first three cheeses, 1/2 cup parmesan, and dill. Mix thoroughly. Add spinach mixture. Fold in cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Coat 9" x 13" pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread pasta mixture in pan. Stir remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and parsley together and sprinkle over pasta-cheese mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.none

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