Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Baked Ziti or Rotini

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ziti or rotini pasta slightly undercooked
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, cooked and chopped (turkey sausage works well)
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar pasta sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cook pasta a minute or two less than directed.
  3. Mix ricotta, egg, parsley, 1 1/2 cup mozarella, and parmesan in a large bowl.
  4. Mix cooked sausage and pasta in with ricotta mixture.
  5. Mix in 3/4 jar of sauce.
  6. Transfter into a 2 quart casserole dish.
  7. Top with rest of sauce and mozarella.
  8. Bake for 30-35 min, or until hot & bubbly.
  9. To freeze: Cover dish with foil and freeze. When frozen you can pop it out of the container and put in a freezer bag if desired. To heat: Thaw and preheat oven to 350°F Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10-15 minutes more

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