Baked Ziti With Italian Sausage

Baked Ziti With Italian Sausage

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"A chunky marinara sauce, Italian sausage and mushrooms make the perfect combination with pasta and fennel seeds. A crisp green salad, garlic bread and icy Nestea round out a savory Italian-style dish!"
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45 m servings 771 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 771 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 43.2 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.9g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 34.4 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1719 mg
  • 69%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. HEAT olive oil in large saucepan. Add sausage; cook, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Drain. Add mushrooms and fennel; cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender. Add sauce; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Remove from heat.
  3. ADD pasta to sauce mixture; toss well to coat. Spoon into prepared baking dish; sprinkle evenly with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  4. BAKE for 15 to 17 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.


  1. 24 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Excellent recipe. I used hot Italian sausage, and omitted the fennel seeds as I can't stand it. Also used home-made marinara sauce. Definitely make it a day ahead of when you want to eat it - th...

Most helpful critical review

I wanted to like this more but it was just too bland even though I added extra seasonings as well as red and white wine. My kids did the "how many bites do I have to have" thing. My husband enjo...

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Excellent recipe. I used hot Italian sausage, and omitted the fennel seeds as I can't stand it. Also used home-made marinara sauce. Definitely make it a day ahead of when you want to eat it - th...

Yummy and very easy to make. No where on the recipe said how much to heat the oven to so I did 350F and baked it for 17 minutes. It was perfect! My husband said they should rename this to Sausag...

Oh, we ate too much!!! This was really good. When I went to the store to buy the contents, I noticed that the marinara sauce recommended in this recipe cost exactly twice as much as the Stor...

This was very good and very easy. Only change i would make would be to double the amount of pasta (use the whole box instead of just 8 oz) and double the amount of sauce. The quantity as is does...

This was sooo good! I am a new cook, though, and found the directions to be too general. I used hot Italian sausage (slice before cooking, I guess, it doesn't say that) and poured a little sau...

I made this last night and I too also did a few modifications to the recipe. I ommitted the fennel seeds and made my own marinara sauce. In my sauce I added white zinfadel, onions,a few pieces o...

If you add the chesse though-out the pasta, it looks more like the picture. Other than that it tastes great!

Easy Easy Easy! Even my 21 month old loves this! he actually ate the sausage and getting him to eat is tough. I added 1 can diced tomatoes and garlic.. very very good!

This was good! I didn't use Buitoni ingredients - I used one 26 oz. jar of marinara and that was plenty. It was easy and didn't need any additional spices. I'll add it to my recipe box.

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