Ina’s Tomato Orzo Soup With Grilled Cheeses {A Meatless Monday Recipe

This vegetarian version of tomato orzo soup is made of tender pasta in a creamy tomato broth served with buttery, grilled cheeses made of Gruyère cheese. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Happy Spring! Today, I’m sharing a recipe for Tomato Orzo Soup With Grilled Cheeses. Yes, a soup recipe on the first day of spring, because apparently spring sprung in February and winter returned for the month of March. This morning it is a chilly 30 degrees F. We saw some snow showers yesterday on the mountain and … Read More

Chipotle-Lime Hummus

A classic with a twist, this flavorful chipotle-lime hummus is made of chickpeas blended with warm smoky chipotle chilies offset with a zing of lime juice. | TheMountainKitchen.com

David won’t admit it, but this chipotle-lime hummus has changed his opinion of hummus.  I’ve been on a huge hummus kick lately, trying out lots of new hummus recipes, and even sharing a couple along the way. I have been hanging on to this recipe for a little while, because I didn’t want you to think … Read More

3-Ingredient Bacon-Fried Cabbage {An Unintentional St. Patrick’s Day Post

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and as I sit here and type, there is about 4-5 inches of snow covering the mountain. I finally got my snow day. I guess it is better late than never, huh?     Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, it’s going to be here in a few days. I am … Read More

Baked Pasta with Meatballs and Spinach

Quick and easy weeknight indulgence, this baked pasta is made with juicy meatballs in a bed of cheesy pasta with fresh spinach and creamy ricotta cheese. | TheMountainKitchen.com

This baked pasta recipe may have changed the way I make meatballs forever.  I can’t stop thinking about them, especially the way they studded this baked pasta dish with that creamy ricotta cheese. These meatballs were made of a 50/50 mixture of ground beef and sweet Italian sausage, with garlic, cheese and breadcrumbs. The Italian sausage made a … Read More

11 thoughts on “Baked Pasta with Meatballs and Spinach

  1. I have only used lemon juice once. In my opinion lemon juice works better for sweetened things and vinegar for savory. Mainly it’s to separate the curds and there isn’t a huge difference in taste.

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  3. This recipe is a beautiful thing. I love how you incorporated those beautiful meatballs with that homemade ricotta. I made my ricotta (Ina taught me too) and I think it’s changed my life. I always thought I didn’t like ricotta. Wrong! I don’t like store-bought ricotta! John would even clean the garage for this recipe.

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  5. You’re killing me here, mountain sister! I was all prepared to make chicken tenders in the air fryer tonight and now I’m craving THIS!!!! Pinned and can’t wait to try this, thanks for sharing, oh my gosh!!

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