Beautiful Baked Ziti

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Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

From Johnsonville, but you could sub turkey or vegetarian Italian sausage, too, I imagine.

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  1. Cook sausage, and slice into coins.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cooked sausage, pasta, sauce, water, chopped basil, garlic, parmesan and pepper, and toss gently.
  3. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan.
  4. Place the 12 slices of bread on top of the mixture, and cover the bread with the shredded mozzarella.
  5. Dip tomato slices in olive oil and place on the bread slices.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until heated through.
  7. After removing from oven, carefully place basil leaves slightly under each tomato slice.
  8. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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5 5

This is a delicious and impressive looking recipe! I love Johnsonville sausage!

5 5

I agree that this is awesome! Everyone loved it! It was not hard to make although it is a little time consuming, but it is definitely worth the effort! Check it after about 25 minutes - I thought 30 was a little too long. Can't wait to make it again!

5 5

This was awesome! I played with the recipe a little because I didn't want to take a trip to the store. I used andouille sausage, rigatoni and dried basil. I also added 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese and chopped zuchinni. This is definatley going into the rotation; however, I would suggest having company because my bf and I had lots of leftovers.