Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baked Ziti

8 oz ziti pasta
½ lb spicy Italian pork
½ cup cottage cheese
½ cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and water squeezed out
1 egg
Black pepper
1 jar of chunky tomato spaghetti sauce

Boil pasta for 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses, spinach, egg and pepper.

In a frying pan over med-high heat, cook pork. Add a few tablespoons for spaghetti sauce; mix.

In a 9 x 9 casserole dish, layer spaghetti sauce, pasta, pork, cheese/spinach mix, pasta and top with spaghetti sauce and extra mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Serve with garlic bread and a salad.

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