Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Baked Ziti Spinach Casserole

This one always gets rave reviews... One of my friends thought it came from a restaurant :o)

Baked Ziti Spinach Casserole
1 lb. ground sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes
1/4 C pesto sauce
10 oz. ziti or penne pasta, cooked
8 C spinach leaves, stems cut off
6 oz. shredded mozzarella
1 C grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 375. Heat large saucepan over medium high heat. Add olive oil; saute onion and garlic until soft. Add sausage; cook until sausage is no longer pink. Add tomatoes with juice. Cook about 10 minutes. Stir in pesto; season everything with salt and pepper. Lightly oil 13x9 dish. Combine pasta, spinach, mozzarella, and 1/3 C Parmesan cheese in large bowl. Stir in hot tomato sauce; mix well to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese over top. Bake until bubbly, about 25-30 minutes.


Jen I said...

Hey, that gave me some good ideas! I was just going to make something exactly like this for dinner and now with some new ideas! Ok, and while I'm on a blog about your talents, can I say this is so random - but lately I've been thinking about your lovely voice. Nothing in particular, just thinking- hmm, remember what a beautiful voice Karen has?

Krista said...

Um I think I just drooled on my keyboard...

Dan and Bec said...

Love, Love, LOVE this recipe! Thanks, I want to hear your gorgeous voice!!

Brooke said...

Brought this over to a family in the ward. They asked for the recipe. So tasty! Thanks for sharing.

kate said...

Becky made this for us after Lauren was born and it was love at first bite!
Now I always make it when a family is in need of a meal and it gets nothing but rave reviews!

Thank you so much for sharing:0)