Best Ziti Ever with Sausage

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Ziti is layered with sausage, ricotta, mozzarella and tomato sauce, then baked until bubbling.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta

  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed

  • 2 (24 ounce) jars Classico® Tomato and Basil Sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil, divided

  • 12 ounces ricotta cheese

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided

  • 1 dash salt and pepper

  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. In a large saucepan, heat pasta sauce with 1 teaspoon basil until bubbling. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

  3. Spread bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish with sauce. Layer 1/2 of the ziti, 1/2, the sausage, 1/2 of the ricotta, and 1/2 the mozzarella. Spoon half of the sauce over top. Repeat layers. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 teaspoons basil and Italian seasoning.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

631 Calories
25g Fat
63g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 631
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1350mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 590mg 45%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 360mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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