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Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Bake Recipe

Spinach and ricotta pasta bake recipe - a super easy meat-free meal that requires just 15 minutes of prep. Nobody would ever know it's gluten-free and Coeliac-friendly! See the FAQ section for advice on making this dairy-free.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Author Becky Excell


  • 200 g gluten-free dried pasta
  • 250 g ricotta use mascarpone to keep it vegetarian
  • 100 g mozzarella or cheddar cheese grated, plus extra to sprinkle on top
  • 50 g grana padano or parmesan cheese grated (use grana padano to keep it vegetarian)
  • 100 g spinach roughly chopped
  • 400 g passata sieved tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp garlic-infused oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • handful of fresh chives finely chopped to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 200C fan / 220C.
  • Cook the pasta according to instructions in lightly salted water. Drain (keeping a little of the pasta water) and put to one side.
  • In a large bowl mix together the ricotta, mozzarella/cheddar cheese and grana padano (or parmesan).
  • Mix in the cooked pasta followed by a few tsp of pasta water. Then add your chopped spinach and season. If the mixture feels too thick just continue to add a little more pasta water.
  • For the tomato sauce, mix together passata, oregano, garlic oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Put your pasta/ricotta/spinach mixture in a large oven proof dish (mine is 13x8in) then pour the tomato sauce on top, spreading it out.
  • Cover in more grated mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven till golden - about 20-25 mins. Serve up with some fresh chives on top, enjoy!