The baked pasta with spinach and ricotta is a delicious dish with a rich and creamy flavour. It is suitable for all ages and tastes, even for vegetarians. Spinach is a food with numerous benefits. Among all the dairy products, ricotta is the one with a lower fat content. 

Baked spinach ricotta pasta recipe

Baked pasta with spinach and ricotta

Baked pasta with spinach and ricotta

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 300 g pasta (fusilli or other shape)
  • 200 g spinach
  • 200 g ricotta cheese
  • 200 ml milk
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • q.s. salt
  • q.s. black pepper
  • q.s. ground nutmeg ( optional)
  • 200 g mozzarella ( or parmesan or cheddar cheese)


  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil, salt it and add the pasta.
  • Meanwhile, put the spinach and a glove of garlic cut in half in a pan. Add the olive oil and 2 ladles of the pasta cooking water and leave it for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour the milk and after that add the ricotta, stirring it. Add salt, pepper to taste and some nutmeg (optional). Remove the garlic.
  • Drain the pasta 'al dente’ (cook it 2-3 minutes less than the package directions). Add it to the sauce and mix it all together.
  • Transfer it into a baking tray, sprinkle with grated mozzarella, parmesan or cheddar cheese.
  • Bake it in a preheated oven at 200° for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
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Baked pasta with spinach and ricotta

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