Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 18

This recipe comes to you courtesy of a dear friend of mine.  It is a great meal for parties, family nite or freezing for a later date.  We served it with our Pesto Pizza

Vivian's Pasta
1 lb uncooked Ziti
1 lb Italian sausage
1 cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoons tomato paste
salt & pepper to taste
2 (14.5 oz) cans petite-diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 T dried
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to pkg directions, omitting salt & fat.  Drain pasta and set aside.
Remove casings from sausage, if you've bought links.  Cook sausage, onion and garlic until browned & crumbled.  
Add tomato paste, salt & pepper, canned tomatoes (with juice), bring to boil.  
Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 min.
Add basil and cooked pasta to sausage mixture.  
Place half of the pasta mixture in a casserole dish coated with non-stick cooking spray.  
Top with half of the mozzarella and half of the Parmesan.  
Repeat layers.  
Bake in a 350* oven for 25 min or until bubbly.

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