Saturday, September 14, 2019

Oven-Baked Italian Sausage Ziti

Easy oven-baked recipe in just an hour. Just what you need after a hectic day at work or on a busy weekend when your children insist on a sleepover at the last minute. This Italian Sausage Ziti serves 8!

This recipe was would go great with my mama’s Arroz con Leche or a Creamy Grape Salad, which my granddaughters loved so much they learned how to make it themselves!


4 cups (14oz) uncooked ziti
1 lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1 package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
2 jars (26 oz each) organic roasted garlic pasta sauce 8oz  presliced fresh mozzarella cheese
1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Remove from skillet; set aside. Cook mushrooms and onion in drippings 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.

In large bowl, stir together cooked pasta, sausage, mushroom mixture and pasta sauce. Spoon half of mixture into baking dish. Top with half of the mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon remaining pasta mixture over cheese. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese slices. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until heated in center and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer. Serve immediately. Yum Yum! 

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