Pumpkin and Spinach Baked Ziti

Pumpkin and Spinach Baked Ziti

Last night I posted on Facebook that I had made baked ziti with pumpkin and spinach. IT WAS DELISH!! There was much buzz and many wanted the recipe, so I decided to post it here for everyone to have easy access! It’s so simple and doesn’t take more than an hour, YUM!

Ingredients:
non stick cooking spray
4c dry reg or whole wheat ziti
1 can (15 oz) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
2 T all purpose flour
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 t ground nutmeg
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 can evaporated milk
4 links sausage
1 pkg frozen spinach
1 C Mozzerlla
1/2c parmesan

Preheat oven to 425. Cook time: 20 min.
1. Prepare pasta according to box instructions.
2. While pasta is cooking, cut sausage into 1/4″ pieces and cook in a medium sized skillet.
3. When pasta is finished drain, set aside 1/2c. pasta water.
4. While sausage is cooking, in a separate skillet, combine pumpkin, flour, garlic, salt, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Slowly add milk stirring until smooth. Cook 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally.
5. Pour pumpkin mixture over pasta in pot and add in sausage and pasta water. Stir well.
6. Spread half of pasta mixture into baking dish, top w/ spinach. Finally cover spinach with remaining pasta mixture.
7. Top pasta with cheese, put in oven for 20 minutes.

ENJOY!!!! Pumpkin and spinach are so good for you, this is really a complete meal on it’s own.

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9 responses to “Pumpkin and Spinach Baked Ziti

    • Hi Sara! I use a 15 oz can of pumpkin. don’t be afraid to use fresh pumpkin either. I like to bake down a whole pumpkin, scoop it out and then you can freeze it and have it for different meals or treats.

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