Creamy Zucchini & Spinach Rigatoni

Prep Time: 35 Min.
Total Time: 45 Min.
Servings: 6

Get ’em to say Yes! to zucchini—and spinach—with this creamy rigatoni pasta dish. Just another day in the life of a rock-star mom.


  • 3 cups (1/2 of 16-oz package) rigatoni pasta, uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 lb sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried basil leaves, oregano leaves and crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 oz (1/2 of 8-oz pkg.) Philadelphia® Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
  • 1 package (6 oz) baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups Kraft® Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia®, divided


1 Serving (1-1/3 cup): Calories 330; Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 7g); Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 460mg; Total Carbohydrate 35g, Sugar 3g, (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 19g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 50%; Vitamin C 10%;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes, or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Add flour and seasonings; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in broth; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes, or until thickened. Add Neufchatel; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes, or until melted.
  4. Drain pasta; return to pan. Add zucchini mixture, spinach, Parmesan and ½ cup mozzarella; mix lightly. Spoon into 2-quart. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining mozzarella.
  5. Bake 10 minutes, or until mozzarella is melted.