Baked Ziti with Sausage, Broccoli and Spinach
Baked Ziti with Sausage, Broccoli and Spinach is the perfect hidden veggie pasta bake for those of us who either need help in getting their daily intake of vegetables or have children that stubbornly refuse them.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
- 1 lb ziti pasta cooked al dente
- 1 lb Italian sausage cooked and chopped
- 15 oz ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded, divided
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 28 oz. pasta sauce
- 1 cup broccoli chopped
- 1 cup spinach chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook sausage, add broccoli and spinach and cook together with sausage.
Cook ziti according to package directions; drain; set aside.
Mix ricotta, egg, parsley, 1-1/2 cups of the mozarella cheese, and parmesan cheese in a large bowl.
Mix cooked sausage and pasta in with ricotta mixture.
Mix in 3/4 jar of sauce.
Transfer mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish.
Top with the rest of the sauce and mozarella cheese.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1223mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 28.3% | Vitamin C: 25% | Calcium: 33.7% | Iron: 17.3%