Sweet Potato Baked Ziti

KITCHENAID
20Ingredients
90Minutes
Calories

Description

Spiralized sweet potatoes replace the pasta in this veggie packed makeover of the classic baked pasta!

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shallot (finely minced)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 crushed tomatoes (28-­‐ounce can)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 crimini mushrooms (­‐ounces chopped)
  • 1/4 cup shallot (finely minced)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 frozen spinach (10-­‐ounce package, thawed and squeezed dry)
  • 16 ricotta cheese (­‐ounces)
  • 8 mozzarella cheese (­‐ounces, shredded, ½ cup reserved)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 2 sweet potatoes (­‐3 medium, 6” x 2”)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. Arrange an oven rack to center position. Spray a 13” x 9” x 2” baking dish with non-­stick cooking spray or rub with additional oil In a large skillet (12-­‐inch) over medium heat, add 1-­‐tablespoon oil, shallots, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Cook, stirring for about 2 minutes or until the shallots are softened. Add the crushed tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain low simmer and stir frequently for 10 minutes or until ready to use.
    3. In a large skillet (12-­‐inch) over medium heat, add 1-­‐tablespoon oil, mushrooms, shallots, garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper and Italian seasoning. Cook, stirring for about 7-­‐8 minutes or until the mushrooms have released their juices and are starting to brown. Stir in balsamic vinegar and cook, stirring for a minute. Add spinach and stir to mix in. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
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