Baked Ziti Chicken Sausage Spinach Tomato

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 378.8
  • Total Fat: 12.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.1 mg
  • Sodium: 927.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 25.1 g

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This is my version of a baked ziti dish from Bon Appétit November 1994
This is my version of a baked ziti dish from Bon Appétit November 1994

Number of Servings: 10


    1pound chicken sausages, casings removed
    1 medium onion, chopped
    3 large garlic cloves, chopped
    1 28-ounce can diced peeled tomatoes
    1/4 cup purchased pesto sauce
    16 ounces penne pasta (about 3 cups), freshly cooked
    8 cups ready-to-use spinach leaves (about 2/3 of 10-ounce package)
    8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
    1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)


Heat heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sausage, onion and garlic and saut� until sausage is cooked through, breaking up meat with back of spoon, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes with juices to pan. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Stir in pesto. Season sauce with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing.)

Preheat oven to 375� F. Lightly oil 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish. Combine pasta, spinach, mozzarella and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese in large bowl. Stir in hot tomato sauce. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese over. Bake until sauce bubbles and cheeses melt, about 30 minutes.
Makes 10 servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARPHMARPH.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    A family favorite , I divided into 2 making one pan for dinner and individual servings to freeze and bake later - 9/4/11

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    Very Good
    The math is WRONG. This dish is well over 550 calories per serving - marphmarph, check your calories on pasta - it's twice as much. That being said, it's delicious. Use pesto with no oil, and cut the parmesan in half. Make it 10 servings and it's 412 calories per serving. Good on a cold night. - 3/1/09

    Reply from MARPHMARPH (3/2/09)
    Thanks, I couldn't find uncooked pasta in the ingredient list, but found one and changed it. :>