Wednesday, August 20, 2014

'Sue's Ziti Bake'

  Holy's crazy I tell ya! Thanks so very much for all the recipes and sweet words ya'll have sent my way (makes me thirsty just thinking about it)! This weeks tasty tidbit comes to us from my friend Sue B. residing in Palmetto FL who is raising her two grandkids ...God bless her (I'm sure she STAYS thirsty)! Sue says she fixes this one when everyone is starving to death and she is short on time (who ain't)? Her family gobbles up Sue's Ziti Bake in a minute - so let's take a big gulp and give it a go, shall we...this is what we need:
    1. 1 1/2 cups cooked ziti (elbow mac or bow ties would be cute too)
    2. 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage (mild, med or hot, it's how ya like it)
    3. 1 sm onion, chopped
    4. 1 garlic clove, minced
    5. 2 tablespoons beef broth (dry red wine would bring out more flavor if you ask me, but who's
        asking...sorry Sue, love you)!
    6. 1 1/2 cups your fave pasta sauce
    7. 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    8. 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
    9. salt & pepper to taste
  10. parm cheese for sprinkling 
 That's don't just stand there, go preheat the oven to 350! Now sip some & let's have fun (ooh
I'm a poet again) HA! Crumble the sausage into a lrg heated skillet then add the onion. After about 3-4 mins add the garlic. Stir it around awhile on med heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Drop
the pasta in with the meat mixture and add the sauce, broth (or wine) and seasonings.Transfer pasta
into a greased 1qt baking dish. Evenly cover pasta with the mozz cheese. Now top the whole thing with a good sprinkling of parm cheese (about 1/4 cup or so) mmmm, cheesy! Stick it in the oven, uncovered for about 12-15 mins until heated thru and cheese is melted. Ooooh La Wee, sure is
DERN TASTY...thank you Suzie Q! Keep em' coming kids: XOXOXO

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