Baked Ziti

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb ziti pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, cooked and chopped
  • 1(15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1cup parmesan cheese
  • 1(28 ounce) jar pasta sauce, divided

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Cook ziti according to package directions; drain; set aside.
  3. Mix ricotta, egg, parsley, 1-1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese in a large bowl.
  4. Mix cooked sausage and pasta in with ricotta mixture.
  5. Mix in 3/4 jar of sauce.
  6. Transfer mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish.
  7. Top with the rest of the sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  9. To freeze: Cover dish with foil and freeze. When frozen you can pop it out of the container and put in a freezer bag if desired.
  10. To heat: Thaw. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10-15 minutes more.
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