Baked Ziti Florentine


If your trying to get your kids to eat more vegetables this is a great way to “sneak” them in with a great tasting meal. Not to mention that the price is right. We will use spinach but you could easily substitute broccoli , mushrooms, shredded zucchini and squash. Want to add protein , use sausage, ground beef or ground turkey – mix and match meat and veggies if you like. I’ve got to keep it in the $11.60 range . . .

  • 1 package of Ziti pasta . . . grocers are always having BOGO on pastas, load up ! . .  COST – $1.39
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce . . . store brand is a lot cheaper than national brand . . .       COST – $1.79
  • 1 large ricotta cheese . . . rarely on sale, I only use Polly O – it’s the best ! . . .             COST – $3.99
  • 1 egg                                                                                                                                                             COST  – $ .20
  • 2 packages of thawed chopped spinach                                                                                        COST – $2.38

Our total cost is $9.75

First start a pot of water to boil for the pasta . . . .while the pasta is cooking in a large mixing bowl beat the egg and add marinara, ricotta and spinach, mix well. When the pasta is drained add to the mixture and mix well. Place in a baking dish, cover with foil and bake at 350 for 50 minutes. . . done !

Another easy to do recipe from The Food Shaman !

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One Response to “Baked Ziti Florentine”

  1. Connie Says:

    i’m trying this tomorrow night

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