Baked Ziti casserole with Italian Sausage

Belva Bethel Recipe

By Belva Bethel bjbethel

I don't remember where I got this recipe. It's a simple, mild, and cheesy comfort food.


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves:
6
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

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,

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork, Casseroles
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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