Baked Ziti casserole with Italian Sausage

BAKED ZITI CASSEROLE WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE
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Serves: 6
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Ingredients

8 oz ziti macaroni
2 Tbsp (salad oil) olive oil
1/2 lb sweet or ht italian sausage (3 links)
SAUCE
1/4 c butter or margarine
1/4 c flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 c milk
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
CHEESE LAYER
1 lb carton cream-style lowfat cottage cheese
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 Tbsp parsley chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 lb mozzarella cheese,

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Belva Bethel Recipe
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Loveland, CO (pop. 66,859)
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Member Since Jun 2010
Belva's notes for this recipe:
I don't remember where I got this recipe. It's a simple, mild, and cheesy comfort food.
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Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook ziti according to pkg directions, drain. In skillet, heat oil. Then add and cook sausage 10 minutes. brown on all sides. Remove.
2
Sauce: In saucepan melt butter, remove from heat, add and stir flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Then when smooth, bring to a boil over moderate high heat, stir constantly. Remove from heat when thickened and add 1/4 c. parmesan.
3
Put drained ziti in bowl and pour on cheese sauce and toss. Cut sausage diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices, set aside.
4
Make cheese layer. Mix cottage cheese with 1/4 c parmesan, egg, parsley, salt, and pepper. mix well. Spoon 1/2 ziti macaroni-cheese-sauce mixture into 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
5
Spread cottage-cheese mixture on top, and then spoon on remaining macaroni mixture. Arrange sliced sausage on top, tuck the slices partly under the macaroni. Sprinkle top with grated mozzarella and paprika.
6
Bake 30 - 35 minutes until cheese is melted and macaroni mixture is hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes to set before serving. Makes 6 servings.
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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 21, 2010
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds so yummy!
user Monica H MonisiaH - Jul 22, 2011
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