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Pasta Bake with Ground Beef, Ricotta, & Spinach

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 people



  • 7 cups dry Penne Pasta
  • 280 g Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Mixed Cheese

Ground Beef Sauce

  • 0.5 kg Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Chicken Knorr Seasoning optional
  • 1 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce


  • Start by boiling your penne pasta in salted water for 15min or until al dente. Drain
  • On a pan on medium heat, add and break down your ground beef and mix in the salt, pepper, italian seasoning, and chili flakes. Optional: Add chicken knorr seasoning. Cook until meat browns
  • Reduce heat to simmer and had tomato sauce to mix and create your ground beef sauce. Turn off the heat and let rest
  • In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, chopped spinach, salt, pepper, and minced garlic cloves.
  • Once everything is mixed together, blended in drained pasta until evenly coated
  • Turn oven onto 350 degrees
  • In a deep dish casserole, coat the bottom with tomato sauce to prevent from burning
  • Add pasta blend into the dish
  • Top with ground beef sauce and sprinkle shredded mixed cheese on top
  • Insert into the oven and let cook for 25 minute. Once complete, take it out of the oven and let it cool down before serving