Italian Baked Ziti (Authentic)

Recipe by Chef stevemib
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add tomato sauce,rosemary,oregano,chili peppers,sugar and basil to a pot.
  • Bring to boil and simmer one hour. Remove chili peppers.
  • Cook pasta to al dente (little chewy). You don't want to overcook it as it cooks in the baking also.
  • Remove sausage from casing and cook in 1/2 cup olive oil over medium high till browned.
  • Add cooked sausage and all the oil (don't drain)to the tomato sauce and mix.
  • Add cooked pasta into a 9x13 baking pan.
  • Add the sausage and sauce over top and toss.
  • Add parmesan on top and then cover with shredded mozzarella.
  • Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes at 350°F (put toothpicks so cheese doesn't stick).
  • Remover foil and continue to bake 10 minutes (watch cheese so it doesn't burn).
  • Remove from oven and let set 10 minutes before serving to allow it to set.
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