Another Baked Ziti

"I am not very tuned into ricotta cheese, so was happy to find this recipe at Italian Food Forever. My family keeps begging me to make it every week."
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Ready In:
1hr 42mins
1 casserole




  • Brown sausage links well.
  • Remove and cut into 1/2 inch rounds.
  • Put aside.
  • Make sauce by heating the oil.
  • Add onion, garlic, carrot, celery.
  • Saute until soft.
  • Add wine and reduce to half.
  • Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, sausage, and parsley.
  • Simmer for 60 minutes until thickened.
  • Cook pasta until al dente.
  • Drain and add to sauce and mix well.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Using a buttered ovenproof dish, put in 1/3 of pasta mix.
  • Sprinkle with diced mozzarella.
  • Repeat layers twice more.
  • Pour beaten eggs over top of pasta.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake until bubbly.
  • Let stand a few minutes before serving.

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  1. Makes a lot, well seasoned sauce. I would use full pound of sausage as thought it could use more meat for that amount of pasta.
  2. Made in memory of a Zaar member whose recipes have graced our table. Each of the recipes I have made are not only winners but requested often and have been added to our family cookbook. This one is no exception - made as posted and wouldn't change a thing. Served with a green salad and some freshly baked crusty rolls - made for a wonderful evening meal.
  3. Fabulous. My DH and I loved it! I never seem to have ricotta in the house when I need it, and this is totally YUM without it. Congrats to the Chef!
  4. Authentic Italian tasting dish! Like another reviewer, I eyeballed how much ziti to add to the sauce. One lb. seemed like too much macaroni--I used slightly less. I also used one lb. bulk Italian sausage and browned like hamburger--Bob Evans makes a convenient package. To my surprise, the beaten eggs were a great idea--thanks, CoolMonday. We'll make this one again!
  5. I cooked and browned the spicy italian sausage in the oven. I used bow tie pasta, because thats all I had in the house.Rather than layer, I mixed the pasta and sauce with the mozzerella and poured it in the pan. Then I poured the beaten eggs and added the parmesean.It was a wonderful meal and such a dreary day. My husband says its a keeper. My son said it needed more sausage and cheeses. Next time, I"ll make it with 6 sausage links and another cup of mozzerella and another 1/2 c parmesean.Either way everyone was pleased with todays meal..Thank U for the recipe..


Sadly, CoolMonday passed away on November 16, 2007. She will be missed by her many friends at Recipezaar; and we're grateful for the fond memories we have. <img src="" alt="Image hosted by"><img src="" alt="Image hosted by"> <img src="" alt="Image hosted by"> I'm the number one gramma of Rusty, Michael and Nikki. I know that because they told me so... hehehe...I live in the eternal city of lights, Las Vegas, Nevada. I stopped working about 3 years ago when I had some personal situations requiring my attention. I do love pizza, especially cold for breakfast the next day.. Since I discovered Zaar, I now prepare a large family meal once a month and I enjoy saving recipes and passing them on to my daughter. Most of the dishes are from Recipezaar.. so thank you very much. I have a good housekeeping cookbook that's about 40 years old and I love it... I have recipes I have saved over the years and have posted some of them. My pet peeve???? hmmmm that would have to be rude or inconsiderate people. Another pet peeve is people who "tell it like it is".
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