Ziti with Cannellini Sauce
|Olive oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Onion||1 Large, chopped|
|Garlic||3 Clove (15 gm), minced|
|Ripe plum tomatoes||6 , peeled and chopped (Fresh)|
|Chopped frozen spinach/4 cups fresh spinach, loosely packed||1 Pound (1 Bag)|
|Italian cannellini beans||20 Ounce, drained and rinsed (White Beans, 1 Can)|
|Tomato paste||2 Tablespoon|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Crushed red pepper flakes||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ziti||1 Pound (1 Package, Cooked According To Package Directions)|
|Grated parmesan cheese||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, and saute the onion and garlic until they are sizzling.
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook, uncovered, until the tomatoes soften, 5 minutes.
Add the spinach, beans, tomato paste, and water; simmer uncovered until the spinach is cooked, 5 minutes.
Add the pepper flakes.
Taste to correct the seasoning.
You may want to add salt and more pepper.
Toss the ziti with half the sauce, put it in a serving dish, and spoon the remaining sauce on top.
Pass grated cheese at the table.