Baked Ziti

Recipe by That Girl
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READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Begin by preparing sauce as follows: In a large dutch oven, saute onions and garlic in olive oil 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Empty all four cans of crushed tomatoes into pot.
  • Add basil, oregano, salt, crushed red pepper and brown sugar.
  • Stir, bring to a boil and let simmer about 20 minutes.
  • Stir sauce (this is when I usually will"taste adjust" any ingredients such as brown sugar and salt).
  • Add meatballs that have just been browned and uncooked itailian sausage.
  • Cover and simmer sauce for about 1 1/2- 2 hrs.
  • About 10 minutes before sauce is done, mix ricotta cheese, eggs and parmesan cheese in a large bowl.
  • Add about 2 1/2 cups of sauce to the cheese mixture and mix well.
  • (Keep remaining sauce with meatballs and sausage warm).
  • Toss cooked ziti with cheese/sauce mixture and spoon into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • (you may need a larger pan or more than 1 pan).
  • Sprinkle pasta with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hr.
  • Serve pasta with the extra sauce, meatballs and sausage ladled over top of each serving.
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