Pasta al Forno with Spinach

Pasta al Forno with Spinach

Pasta al Forno is one of those dishes that is undeniably Italian Family and is eaten up and down Italy with a huge amount of joy.

When we had an Italian exchange student stay with us years ago and I asked her what she wanted for dinner, she said jokingly, “Pasta al Forno.” When I said fine and cooked it for her, she was elated – she did not think she would find it outside of Italy. And, my recipe lived up to expectations too.

I tend to play with the concept a little for the fun of it. This version is with spinach and a drizzle of Pecorino sauce in addition to the normal mozeralla.


  • 2 tins plum tomatoes
  • 3 tbs tomato puree
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • handful of basil
  • 2 big handfuls of baby lead spinach
  • 3 tbs Pecorino cheese
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 25 gms butter
  • 2 small bags of good mozerella
  • Large pasta shapes of your choice
  • Seasoning
Read the whole recipe on Food Lovers Diary