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A quick and delicious recipe that I made for my son's 17th birthday.
A keeper for sure! I made this to take to a friend who is out of commission at the moment. I found this recipe on the Fine Cooking Site and it doesn't say anything about 4 medium tomatoes so I am not sure if this is something you have added or a typo. I used Pecorino Romano cheese and added a little more than Â¾ cup to the topping. You could substitute fresh Parmesan, Asiago, or Grana Padano cheese for the Pecorino. The smell of this cooking was heavenly. I had to make another dish the next day just to try it. DD and I have been eating the left overs cold because it taste so good. The second batch I added a little tomato sauce to the tomato and sausage mixture just to thicken it up a bit. I used fresh oregano and parsley which I think helps with the flavour. I may add some red pepper flakes next time or use 1/2 hot and 1/2 mild Italian sausage to give it a little kick. This was a hit in our house and my friends. I just wished I had found this recipe sooner.
I am clearly the minority with this recipe but I just wanted to warn anyone who hasn't used pecorino cheese before (like me prior to this recipe)....this was NOT a good recipe for me - completely due to the cheese. I don't know if my pecorino wasn't "mild" or what - but I basically spent $25 buying ingredients and had to throw it all away because the cheese was NOT good for me or my family. I would just recommend using a different cheese than the pecorino unless you KNOW you like it. I am sure the recipe would have been fine if I had used different cheese!
I love it! Made some mior adjustments due to availability - but all in all the "recipe" is fantastic! To readers with kids - try with rotelle/rotini it is easy to get on a fork for them and the rings hold all of the sauce..
DH and I had this dish for dinner last night. We really enjoyed it. I loved the hot, spicy flavor of the Italian sausage and all of the decadent cheese. I only had 1 pound of sausage, so that's what I used and I think I used a 28 oz (versus 35 oz) can of plum tomatoes because that is also what I had on hand. Otherwise, we did not change a thing. We served this with baked Italian bread, sprinkled with Pecorino cheese. Thanks for this recipe.
Fabulous!!!! I made some small changes, just based on what my family likes. Used half hot, and half mild italian sausage. Used a bit over a cup of wine. Didn't have any fresh tomatoes, so used one can diced. Didn't have fresh herbs, used a LOT of dried basil, and about a tblspn thyme and a teaspoon or so oregano. Accidentally used more pecorino (is there such a thing as too much cheese?) Anyway, it's the 2nd time I've tried to make baked ziti, the first time was a total disaster, but this was a big hit! DH already requested it go into my "rotation" of dishes. Thanks so much for the recipe, sorry I didn't follow it exactly, but your method of cooking is the key, I think, really made the flavors "pop". I'm now off to see if you have other recipes posted!
Most excellent. Just starting to get into the cook ahead thing -this is perfect..Enough to eat and freeze. Very yummy - DH and picky child loved it!
Fantastic! And surprisingly easy to cook up. Even my picky eaters loved this one.
Great recipe for OAMC. I made this with the intention of freezing it. The only thing I did differently was substitute hot turkey sausage. I divided it into 2 disposable casserole pan and sealed it with heavy duty foil. The day before I took the frozen casserole and thawed it in my refrig. I then baked it a little longer because it was cold.
This is fantastic!! We'll definitely make this again. Used a pecarino/romano blend because that's what was available - it worked great. I increased all ingrediants by half, and it filled to overflowing a large and medium size casserole dish! If you love Italian food, you'll love this.