Baked Ziti With Special Tomato Sauce

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READY IN: 1hr 8mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • QUICK TOMATO SAUCE:
  • Make this first; heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the sausages until begining to brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic, stirring, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes more.
  • Add the tomatoes, thyme and jelly or preserves and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and sicard the sprig of thyme.
  • Stir in the seasoning and season with pepper, to taste.
  • Use now or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 dayse or freeze up to 2 months. The yield is 5 cups.
  • ZITI:.
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Cook the ziti according to pkg directions.
  • Drain.
  • Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce, cubed mozzarella, half of the Parmesan cheese, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Transfer the pasta to an oiled 9x13" baking dish.
  • Cover the top of the pasta with the sliced mozzarella, and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.
  • Bake until lightly browned and hot, about 30 minutes.
  • Serve at once.
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