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baked ziti with fresh spinach

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Deborah Silver
Lafayette, IN

This is an easy and flavorful meal that is a spaghetti or lasagna alternative. Serve with garlic bread.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For baked ziti with fresh spinach

  • 21/2 c
    penne pasta
  • 2 sm
    onions chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic- chopped
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 pkg
    fresh baby spinach
  • 1 can
    spaghetti sauce
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    prepared pesto
  • 2-3 c
    mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese

How To Make baked ziti with fresh spinach

  • 1
    In large skillet brown ground beef, onions and garlic- drain off fat and stir in pesto and then add spaghetti sauce and stir well.
  • 2
    While cooking beef mixture boil water for pasta and cook pasta according to package directions to al dente. Drain pasta in colander.
  • 3
    Stir drained pasta into meat mixture and simmer.
  • 4
    Spray 3 quart casserole with cooking spray- Add layer of meat & sauce mixture then add a generous layer of spinach and pasta and layer of mozzarella cheese and add remaining meat mixture.
  • 5
    Top with remainiing mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with parmesam cheese.
  • 6
    Bake uncovered in 365 degree oven for 40 minutes.

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