Rachael Ray: Five-Ingredient White Ziti Recipe

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Rachael Ray: Five-Ingredient White Ziti

Rachael Ray’s 5-ingredient recipes have become go-to recipes for busy moms and foodies alike. Naturally, she has so many of them that she can’t help but continue sharing them with her loyal viewers. Her White Ziti is the latest recipe to make its way to her show, with Rachael knowing just how many people will absolutely love it. Plus, there’s a good chance you already have everything you need to put this recipe together!

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Rachael Ray: Five-Ingredient White Ziti Recipe Ingredients

Rachael Ray: Five-Ingredient White Ziti Recipe

Rachael Ray’s Five-Ingredient White Ziti recipe is an easy and tasty dinner idea the whole family will love. (stuart_spivack / Flickr)

Pantry Essentials:

  • salt and pepper
  • freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bulb (5-6 cloves) garlic – peeled, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs ziti rigate
  • 1 deli container freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 lb frozen chopped spinach – defrosted
  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese – shredded

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Rachael Ray: Five-Ingredient White Ziti Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta
  3. Wrap the spinach in a clean kitchen towel and wring out the excess liquid
  4. Heat about 3 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  5. Add the garlic and swirl for a minute then add the spinach and separate it as you add it
  6. Toss the spinach with the oil and garlic, then season with salt and pepper and heat through
  7. Liberally salt the boiling water and cook the ziti for about 5 minutes
  8. Save about a cup of the starchy cooking water, then drain the pasta
  9. Combine the ziti with the garlic and spinach, parmesan cheese, ricotta, salt, and pepper
  10. Transfer to a large casserole dish
  11. Top with the mozzarella and bake for about 30 minutes, until brown and bubbly

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