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 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!