Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages

Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
Any dinner table benefits from the addition of this great Italian flavor!



  1. Cook sausage links according to package directions; drain, cut into ¼-inch slices.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sausage slices, pasta, pasta sauce, water, basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, pepper and mix well. 
  3. Spoon mixture into a greased 9-in. x 13-in. x 2-in. baking dish. 
  4. Arrange garlic bread slices on top of meat mixture. 
  5. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese. 
  6. In a small bowl, dip tomato slices into olive oil. 
  7. Place one slice of tomato on each piece of bread. 
  8. Bake uncovered, at 400°F for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. 
  9. Garnish with basil leaves. Serve.