It’s been quite a while since my last recipe post. I tend to do a lot more experimenting in the kitchen during the summer because I have more time on my hands. Last night I made my version of baked ziti. This was my first time making it and I just went off of what I thought would be good in it. In other words, I had no recipe…but it turned out delicious!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Ground Turkey/ Smoked Turkey Sausage/ Yellow Onion/ Marinara Sauce/ Ziti Noodles/ Spinach/ Corn Kernels/ Mozzarella Cheese/ Garlic/ Seasoning of Choice
1.) Chop 1/2 onion and 2 garlic cloves, drizzle a little Extra virgin olive oil in a hot skillet and saute your onion and garlic with a chopped smoked sausage link. Season then add ground turkey and cook through.
While the meat cooks, boil your ziti noodles until al dente (Approximately 7-8 minutes). I should’ve added a little oil or butter because my noodles stuck together after I drained the water off.
2.) After your meat is cooked, add marinara sauce and 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves. I have grown to really LOVE baby spinach leaves! They add so much flavor to a dish. This may look like a lot, but the spinach wilts quite a bit as it cooks.
3.) Once the spinach wilts down, stir in 1 cup of frozen corn kernels and mix everything well.
4.) Once everything is combined, prepare your ziti to be baked. I added the meat and veggies in the baking dish first then a layer of cheese, then noodles, another layer of meat and veggies, and so forth. I repeated until everything was plated.
5.) Afterwards, I topped of the ziti off with the rest of the cheese I had left. Next time I will need to use two bags of cheese because as you can see, I ran out.
6.) Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. You can see here that my cheese was a little bit sparse.
That’s quite alright because it turned out delicious!!!
Please try this! I’m telling you, ground turkey has so much more flavor than ground beef! I was pleased with how flavorful this dish turned out! If you try it, let me know how it was for you!
Have a FAB day!
I am now hating when you post a recipe because I know it will involve me going to the market the next day and cooking later… UGH!No. really. I love your recipes and cannot wait to try out this one.http://danaslookbook.blogspot.com/XOXO Dana
definitely going to try it!
This looks delicious! I miss cooking in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing!
Stomach on growl…baby just turned a flip. Look de-friggin-licios :-)Thanks for sharing this! I love the addition of corn I never would have thought of that!
Looks so good!!!Carsedra of:http://www.embracingtherealme.com/http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/
I love baked ziti, I have never tried with corn. This looks really good.
OK, I am not a sausage or pasta fan (Note: I married into an Italian family. I am the freak). However, if I was, I would totally dive into this. I looks yummy.*Erin
OMG drooling, love this recipe!
I havent cooked in over a week BUT you may have just started something with this post because I am hungry now & crave for some ziti.. Looks yummy
You ALWAYS over here starting stuff! :pI will be PINNING this!!!! Thanks for sharing!XoxoLynn
Adding to my list!
OMG, this looks delicious & easy to make..would definitely ask my sister to try it- thanks for sharing your recipe!
This looks delicious! I love baked ziti and I will have to try this. I think I was Italian in my past life…I love Italian design, food, vino….sportscars, and who can resist a charming italian guy? haha.
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Omg your meals look so delicious, I'm definitely going to try this and tell you how it turnt out. Looks like im going to be a regular on your blog.http://anaqueenbee.blogspot.co.uk/
this is on my to do list… I even reblogged so others can see it!
Thank you! Let me know how it turns out for you