Quick and Easy Baked Ziti

"This is a quick dish I like to make when I need to get dinner on the table in a hurry. If you like a zestier ziti, use a hot Italian sausage. Note: cooking/prep time does not include time for cooking pasta."
Quick and Easy Baked Ziti created by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, cook sausage, onions, green pepper, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is browned; drain fat.
  • Add pasta sauce and cook until mixture is hot, stirring occasionally. Add pasta to the sauce mixture and mix well. Stir in 1 cup of the Mozzarella cheese, mixing until well combined.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup Mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

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  1. Jonathan Melendez
    This is really the most perfect baked ziti. It was meaty, cheesy and delicious. I couldn't get enough of it.
  2. Jonathan Melendez
    Quick and Easy Baked Ziti Created by Jonathan Melendez
  3. Jonathan Melendez
    Quick and Easy Baked Ziti Created by Jonathan Melendez
  4. Jonathan Melendez
    Quick and Easy Baked Ziti Created by Jonathan Melendez
  5. lauralie41
    A quick, easy and very good pasta dinner. I used a red bell pepper since the hubby doesnt care for green, ziti pasta, and an italian blend shredded cheese instead of the mozzarella. Served with a side tossed salad and fresh italian baked bread. This one is going in my favorite's cookbook. Congrat's again on your win Sue! Made and reviewed for the Football Pool 2019 - Week 14.


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