Baked Ziti With Tomato, Mozzarella and Sausage

Recipe by skat5762
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly oil a large, shallow baking dish.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • In a large skillet, heat about 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and crumbled sausage; saute until the sausage begins to brown.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • If the sausage renders a lot of fat, pour most of it off leaving a little to add flavor to the sauce.
  • Add the red wine; boil until it is almost gone.
  • Add the tomatoes with all of their juices and cook, uncovered, at a lively simmer for about 10 minutes. The sauce will thicken slightly.
  • Add the marjoram or oregano and taste for seasoning.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together ricotta, about half the grated pecorino, the nutmeg, and the parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta until al dente.
  • Drain well and toss it with the ricotta mixture until well coated.
  • Add the sausage and sauce and mix again.
  • Add the mozzarella and toss gently.
  • Pour everything into the baking dish and sprinkle the remaining Pecorino on top.
  • Bake uncovered until lightly browned and bubbling, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve right away.