Foodie Friday: Best Ever Ziti With Sausage

Best Ziti & Sausage

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 (24 ounce) jars Classico® Tomato and Basil Sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil, divided
  • 12 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1 dash salt and pepper
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. In a large saucepan, heat pasta sauce with 1 teaspoon basil until bubbling. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish with sauce. Layer 1/2 of the ziti, 1/2, the sausage, 1/2 of the ricotta, and 1/2 the mozzarella. Spoon half of the sauce over top. Repeat layers. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 teaspoons basil and Italian seasoning.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 631 | Total Fat: 25.3g | Cholesterol: 72mg

What to Drink?

Wine Sangiovese
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About anisesmith

I have a Masters Degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. I am a Marketing & Social Media College Instructor, Course Developer, Digital Webinar Developer and Social Media Strategist. My Marketing experience consists of, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Content, Direct Response, Mobile, Email and Digital. I am also proficient with Augmented Reality,Web Analytics, Print and Promotional Products. I have a special interest in NFC (Near Field Communications), Virtual Worlds and the Semantic Web because I believe these technologies are the wave of the future. Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite, Basecamp, Moodle [LMS], Constant Contact, WordPress, basic HTML, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Key Note, ScreenFlow and Google Analytics. Demonstrated knowledge in: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, Buffer, Triberr, Pheed, Tumblr, Vine, FourSquare, Slideshare, Layar, Tailwind, Houzz, Second Life and other related platforms. When I am not online I am a rabid Philadelphia EAGLES Fan, closet Foodie and mom to a miniature male version of myself.

Posted on January 13, 2012, in Italian, Pasta and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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