Mushroom, Goat Cheese, and Spinach Pasta Bake
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box Banza ziti
  • 1 Tlbs. unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. cremini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 2-qt baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Season liberally with salt, it should taste like the sea. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Heat a large skillet to a medium-high heat. Add butter. Once butter is melted, add mushrooms. Toss mushrooms in butter and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and salt, cook another minute until garlic is softened. Reduce the heat to low.
  4. Add cooked pasta, spinach, goat cheese, and ¼ cup of reserved cooking liquid., and remaining salt. Toss until cheese has melted and spinach has wilted, about 2 minutes. Turn the heat off.
  5. Add in ¼ cup parmesan cheese, season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to baking dish, sprinkle with remaining parmesan.
  6. Bake until cheese is melted and slightly browned.
Recipe by Banza at http://blog.eatbanza.com/mushroom-goat-cheese-spinach-pasta-bake/