Pesto Baked Ziti

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Created by:  Heather Dawson

Preheat oven to:  375 degrees                        Cook time:  30 min.

     -  3/4 lb. Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
     -  1 medium onion, chopped
     -  3 large garlic cloves, pressed
     -  1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
     -  3/4 c. pesto sauce
     -  10 oz penne pasta, cooked
     -  8 c. spinach leaves
     -  6 oz Mozzarella cheese, cubed
     -  1 c. grated Parmesan cheese (divided)

1)  Cook sausage and garlic for ~10 min (until sausage is no longer pink).  Stir in tomatoes and let them cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add in the pesto sauce.
2)  In a separate bowl, combine cooked pasta (according to directions), spinach, mozzarella and 1/3 c. Parmesan cheese.  Stir into the sausage/tomato/pesto mix.  Mix well and transfer to a 13"x9" casserole dish.
3)  Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.  Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. 

Alternate version:  Add Marinera sauce to recipe to make sauce thicker.  Just as good without.


Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Mama's Recipe Swap Copyright © 2009 Designed by Ipietoon Blogger Template for Bie Blogger Template Vector by DaPino