Baked Ziti W/Italian Suasage

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Total Time
30mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
10 mins

Cheesy baked ziti with zesty italian sausage; a good easy meal on a weeknight.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. pre heat the oven to 375 and line 2 casserole dishes with foil. Set aside.
  2. Fry the garlic in a tbsp of oil until lightly colored, add the sausage and cook until brown. Meanwhile, cook the pasta accordingly (until al dente or just cooked); drain and run a bit of oil over it to keep from sticking. DO NOT RINSE.
  3. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon (removing bits of garlic is fine too, as it is all going to the same place) and add all of the ingredients from section #3 to the hot pan. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  4. Put the hot ziti and ricotta into a very large bowl and mix well with a lg. spoon (or go rambo-tough and just use your hands). Add the Sec #3 tomato sauce, the parmesean, and the sausage;mix well. Pour into the casserole dish/dishes going by one layer ziti-mix, one layer italian or mozzarella cheese (be sure to save enough to coat the tops of the pasta generously).
  5. Put into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly, at 375.
  6. In the meantime, in the same pan as used for Sec#3 tomato sauce; add all of the ingredients from Sec#4 and bring to a boil, Pour over the baked ziti and serve warm with a side salad or garlic bread.