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Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe

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This recipe for Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes, by , is from Cooking in the Tropics 2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Beth Cunningham
Added: Tuesday, April 8, 2008


1 lb. sausage
1 medium onion chopped
3 large garlic cloves
3 c. chopped tomatoes (28 oz)
c. chopped fresh basil
c. Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. olive oil
10 oz. Ziti or spiral pasta
2 c. cooked spinach
6 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
2/3 c. Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, rinse and set aside. Heat large sauce pan over medium high heat; add sausage, onion, and garlic, cooking for about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes with liquid and basil; simmer 10 more minutes until sauce thickens slightly and tomatoes are cooked. Stir in cup Parmesan cheese and 2 tbsp. olive oil, pasta, spinach and mozzarella. Transfer mixture to lightly oiled 9x13x2 pan. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes in preheated 375 oven until sauce bubbles and cheese melts.

NOTE: May substitute 3/4 tsp. garlic powder for fresh garlic. May also use cup dried basil for fresh basil.




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