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Quick & Tasty Baked Ziti

July 12, 2017

 

Craving comfort food but short on time and energy? This quick cheesy baked ziti will have everyone around the table in no time.

 

  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

12 ounces Mueller's® Ridged Ziti or Ziti

1 pound bulk Italian sausage

1 (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

1Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well; return to pot and set aside.

3While pasta is cooking, in a medium skillet over medium heat, add Italian sausage and cook until browned, stirring frequently. Drain excess fat.

4Add Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, and Parmesan cheese to cooked pasta; stir well.

5Gently stir 1 cup mozzarella cheese into pasta mixture, and transfer the pasta to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella on top.

6Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F and cheese is melted.

 

Cook’s Tips:

 

Substitute seasoned ground turkey for the Italian sausage. 

 

Replace mixed-in mozzarella cheese by mixing one beaten egg with 1 cup ricotta cheese and add to recipe; continue recipe as instructed. 

 

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