Give traditional baked ziti an update with some help from Johnsonville! This meal hits all the right notes for authentic Italian cuisine: a delicious selection of cheeses, a bold sauce and a hearty helping of pasta. Using Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage gives this meal a nice addition of perfectly seasoned pork, and Classico's Tomato and Basil Sauce is a great time-saver for a fantastic sauce. Combine these greats together, and you've got a new family favorite.
Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages
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Sausage and Basil Baked Ziti
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
50 min
Yield:
6 servings
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
50 min
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. 

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. 

Stir in tomato and basil sauce; heat through and set aside. 

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. 

Fold pasta into cheese mixture. 

In a greased 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking dish, layer half of the pasta mixture and half of the meat sauce. Repeat layers. 

Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. 

Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. 

Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

Sprinkle with basil.

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