Cheesy Flower Power Pasta Bake

Use wagon wheels pasta for a Wild Western Dinner or other specialty shapes such as tennis racquets or hearts for other dinnertime themes.


  • 1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragu® Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, (about 8 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces flower-shaped (fiori) pasta


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Combine Sauce with water in large bowl. Stir in ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, then uncooked pasta.
  3. Evenly spoon pasta mixture in 13 X 9-inch baking dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes.
  4. Remove foil, then sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered an additional 5 minutes or until mozzarella is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Photo Copyright 2006 Publications International, Ltd. Used with permission.

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