Spinach & Onion Baked Penne

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 239.6
  • Total Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.3 mg
  • Sodium: 330.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 17.8 g

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High in Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Calcium... High in Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Calcium...
Number of Servings: 6


    8 oz. Barilla Plus whole wheat penne pasta
    2 cups spinach (cooked and drained)
    1 medium onion
    16 oz. nonfat cottage cheese
    1 3/4 cups low sodium tomato sauce
    2 tbs garlic powder
    2 tbs basil
    2 tbs oregno
    1 tsp black pepper
    1 tsp crushed red pepper
    cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First boil 8 oz of whole wheat penne pasta as directed on the box. Drain and set aside.

Next, chop onions into chunky slices and use a nonstick pot to stir fry the onions for about 15 minutes on medium/low heat. Add tomato sauce to the onions and put on low heat. Add the garlic powder, basil, oregno, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Let simmer and stir for 5 minutes. Add the (drained) spinach to the tomato sauce mixture and stir for 2 more minutes. Turn off heat.

Now use a casserole dish that is easy to divide into 6 portions and about 2 inches high. Spray with a cooking spray.

Spread 1/3 of the tomato sauce mixture evenly on the bottom of the pan. Then evenly put down 1/2 of the pasta. Then spread out the cottage cheese on the pasta. Add another 1/3 of the tomato mixture. Then add the last layer of pasta and top with the remaining 1/3 of tomato sauce mixture.

Cover lightly with nonstick tin foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Take off foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

*You can alter this recipe however you like using mushrooms, chicken, shrimp, etc*

Serves 6. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KEBUZZI.

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  • Incredible!
    Wow - At first I thought the spice measurements were supposed to be teaspoons, but it came out wonderfully! Nice little kick, great flavor. I added minced garlic and mushrooms too, and cooked the pasta al dente. Added garlic bread. YUM! Don't be dissuaded by the spinach - this was really good. - 3/28/11

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  • Incredible!
    Fabulous!! Easy recipe - and delicious!! I added mushrooms and used minced garlic. I can see this will definitely become a family favourite!! - 1/19/11

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  • Will be trying this yummy recipe tonight! - 5/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    This was great! I added some minced garlic and mushrooms and it was superb. Very easy to make. - 5/1/08

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