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Easy Baked Ziti

Easy Baked Ziti

This is a household favorite! And better yet, easy to make!  I love a one dish dinner, just add a loaf of crunchy bread and a salad and your meal is complete!


1 pound Ziti Pasta

1 Pound Italian Sausage (ground) choose mild or hot based on your preference 

3 & 1/2 Cups Marinara Sauce

3 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1 inch cubes and then slice in half (so you have thin pieces)

Salt (1 tsp to boil in water)

Fresh Black Pepper (1 tsp)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Boil salted water and cook pasta until al dente (tender but still slightly firm) drain and place in a large bowl, allowing to cool for a few minutes.

Cook sausage in a skillet until no longer pink, drain off any fat and add to bowl with pasta.

Add the marinara, 1 cup of mozzarella, the mozzarella cheese cubes and season with black pepper

Toss everything in the bowl together until combined well

Transfer pasta mixture to a 9x13 baking dish (oiled or sprayed with cooking spray)

Add remaining mozzarella evenly over pasta

Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and slightly browned on top




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1 comment

  • What size can of diced tomatoes do you use?

    Carolyn on

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