Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes

Baked Ziti With Spinach And Tomatoes Recipe

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Lynnda Cloutier


This is real comfort food for those cold winter evenings. Source unknown


★★★★★ 2 votes



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    12 oz hot italian sausage, casing removed
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    1 medium onion, chopped
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    3 large cloves garlic, chopped
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    1 can diced tomatoes, 28 oz
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    1/2 cup pesto sauce
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    salt and pepper to taste
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    vegetable oil
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    10 oz. ziti or penne
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    1 pkg. ready to use spinach leaves, 6 oz
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    8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
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    1 cup grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes


  1. Warm large pan over medium high heat. Mix the sausage, onion and garlic in pan. Sauté for 1 minute or til sausage is cooked through, stirring to crumble; drain. Stir in undrained tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes or til sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Stir in the pesto. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with small amount of oil
    Fill large pot with salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add ziti. Cook til al dente; drain. Mix ziti, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese in large bowl. Stir in tomato mixture. Remove to baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese over ziti mixture.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until sauce bubbles and cheese melts. Makes 4 servings.

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About Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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