Baked Ziti Casserole

I made this casserole for dinner last night and it was delicious!  I had printed the recipe out some time ago and do not remember the website address but I do know it is a Betty Crocker recipe.  It comes highly recommended.


1 package Ziti Pasta – I used gluten free penne

1 lb bulk Italian sausage

3 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (I used Marinara)

1/2 chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves

1 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 egg

1  cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

Meanwhile, in a 12 inch skillet, cook sausage, garlic and onion over medium-high heat, stirring up occasionally to break up sausage, until sausage is no longer pink.  Add pasta sauce, basil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and the cooked pasta; remove from heat and stir well.

In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg.  Spoon pasta mixture into ungreased 11×7 inch baking dish.  Spoon ricotta cheese mixture on top; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Cover casserole with foil sprayed with cooking spray to avoid sticking.  Bake for 25 – 30 minutes removing foil last 10 minutes of baking time, until cheese melts and mixture is hot and bubbly.

We had a green salad with ours.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!



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