At the risk of being redundant (I work for the Department of Redundancy Department), it's still winter here!
So, naturally, that means we need to eat more to stay warm. Right? O.k. I vote for this recipe.
Italian Bow-Tie Casserole
1 lb. bow-tie pasta, prepared according to package directions
1 lb. Italian sausage, no casings
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
1 zucchini, sliced and quartered
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Brown sausage, drain and set aside. Saute onion, garlic, mushrooms and zucchini until crisp tender. Add meat, sauce, tomatoes and spices. Simmer 15 minutes. Add pasta and stir to mix. Place in 9X13" pan and bake 20 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese and broil until cheese starts to brown.
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Edited to add photo, 2/17/11.