Best Ziti Ever with Sausage Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Best Ziti Ever with Sausage Recipe
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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

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

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.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 18, 2010

I made this using ground turkey instead of sausage to cut down a little on fat. I also made my own tomato sauce, and added some parmesan and an egg to the ricotta, then layered the whole thing like you would lasagna. I really liked the ease of assembly, versus lasagna which takes forever. I froze part of it for later, and it froze wonderfully. Such a good, easy casserole that can be made ahead of time. I adjusted seasonings a lot to suit our tastes, and used fresh garlic and onion, but the idea was the same. Thanks!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 05, 2012

Used sliced sausage sauteed with diced onion because that is what we had on hand. Next time, we would put some oregano, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

 
Jun 17, 2011

Easy and really flavorful. I used parmesean and an egg in with the ricotta. Will definately make again.

 
Feb 16, 2011

Made lots. Family wanted more sausage

 
Apr 22, 2012

YES! So yummy. Make it! Few changes I made: Add chopped onion, garlic and green pepper to the (hot italian) sausage when browning. Also used fresh basil in the sauce instead of dried. That's it. So freakin' good, I will definitely make this again - in place of boring old pasta and sauce.

 
Jun 24, 2011

Yum! I'm lazy and left the casing on, sliced the sausage, cut down on the cheese (only because we were short - we LOVE cheese around here), and used fresh basil instead of dried, and it was awesome! I think it would have been just as good if I had made it per the recipe. Easy, filling crowd pleaser!

 
Jan 18, 2011

This recipe was fantastic. Everyone gave it a five and wants me to make it again. I added some more spices and some parmesan cheese along with the mozzarella.

 
Jan 02, 2012

This was exceptional, love the sausage in it. I am not usually a huge fan of italian but this will be one that we make often.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 631 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 36.3 g
  • 73%
  • Sodium
  • 1350 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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