|Even Cricket wants some|
This simplistic, delicious & nutritious recipe calls for...
1 package of whole grain ziti
6 oz organic baby spinach leaves, washed
1 jar of pasta sauce
1 package to cheese chicken sausage
1 c ricotta cheese
½ c grated mozzarella cheese
½ c grated parmesan cheese
½ t garlic powder
¼ t ground black powder
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½ c mozzarella
¼ c parmesan cheese
You will want to heat a big pot of water (with some olive oil) & cook your ziti as directed on the box. And I know it sounds crazy, but when there is one minute left for it to cook, throw your spinach in the pot. It will wilt the spinach & allow the pasta to absorb some flavor.
While the water & pasta are boiling, prepare your other ingredients. I normally put all three of the cheeses & spices into a bowl. Be sure to also cut up the chicken sausage as desired.
After your pasta/spinach is ready. Strain & pour back into the large pot. Then add the pasta sauce, chicken sausage, cheese & spices. Mix well.
And that's it. You now have one of our favorite meals on your dinner table. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
As we get closer to the end of February, I'm getting more excited for what's ahead: gardening prep! See how I'm planning for the upcoming spring while dreading it all at the same time next week.