By s'kat on July 30, 2003
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"I was horrified one night to discover I had misplaced this recipe, and had to go without. So, here it is for safekeeping. Recipe originally from Fine Cooking. Although it claims to serve four, it seems to make an incredible amount. I freeze half of what it makes before baking, to be enjoyed another evening."
Serving Size: 1 (562 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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. "
"Excellent!! Made this last night and the whole family went crazy for it! I had to put it away just so I'd have some for leftovers! I used Turkey Italian sausage and cottage cheese instead of ricotta, came out great!"
"I played with this recipe and think I might have overdone the tomatoes ~ will try exact next time but OMG this makes enough to feed DH for the week....very high reviews from him too, which is a rarity!"
"Very good, I made this at a friends house and it was a hit, I had to sub parmesan for the pecorino because I could not find any. I also used 4 medium tomatoes instead of 40, this has to be a typo, and threw in 8 oz of sliced mushrooms, other than that I followed the recipe exactly - delicious! I served this with a salad and Mean Chef's Buttermilk Honey Bread."
"Good stuff! We are pretty darn picky and this is a keeper recipe for us. The fresh mozarella makes it. I used diced tomatoes as well. It actually tastes much lighter than you'd expect given the ingredients. Thanks!"
"Absolutely slap you down great! Thanks. Margie"
"YUM! YUM! YUMMY IN MY TUMMY! The only thing I changed was using 2 cans of already diced tomatoes just because I'm lazy. Thanks for the great recipe! I will be making this for my New Year's Eve buffet."