No-Boil Baked Ziti with Spinach, Mushrooms and Ricotta – a simple, healthy one-pot meal with only 15 minutes of hands-on time before baking in the oven. Vegan and GF adaptable!
Preheat oven to 400 F
Heat oil over medium heat, add shallot, garlic and mushrooms and season generously with salt and pepper, cooking and stirring until mushrooms get golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add spinach and wilt, then add 2 cups stock, a jar of marinara sauce and the dry pasta ( about 2 ¾-3 cups dry). Stir, and bring to a simmer. Dot with dollops of ricotta. Sprinkle with optional mozzarella and pecorino. Cover well and place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover and let the cheese get a little golden for a couple minutes. If there seems to be too much liquid left in the pan, simply simmer uncovered on the stove top for 1-2 minutes until it evaporates.
Garnish with fresh herbs and chili flakes if you like.
Feel free to add or substitute the mushrooms with browned Italian sausage or turkey sausage.
You could also try adding soy sausage.
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