My husband loves pasta, so we always have
it on hand for those last minute, quick & easy meals. I had a bunch of
marinara sauce left over from a previous meal along with some Italian sausage but no
Searching through the pantry I found a box of penne, which basically
sealed the deal of baked ziti. I had everything on hand & it could be thrown together in under 45 minutes. Perfect!
My husband not only loved this, but had seconds, left overs the following day &
has mentioned this a couple times since we had it for dinner.
My favorite part was the yummy cheesy topping. It’s really the best part of baked ziti!! 😉
1 Box of Ziti or Penne
1 Jar of Marinara Sauce/ Homemade Sauce
3 Italian Sausage Links (Casing Removed)
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Fill a large pot with water & bring to a boil. Add a pinch of salt & a little olive oil to the water & bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add the pasta, cook about for 7 – 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Remove the casing from the 3 sausages, cook on medium heat, breaking the sausage apart. Cook until evenly browned & drain.
Add your pasta & sausage to the sauce & mix well.
Pour mixture into a glass 8”x 8” baking dish & top with mozzarella & Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese bubbles & turns a golden brown.
Cool & Serve.