Baked Ziti Casserole With Italian Sausage Recipe

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Baked Ziti casserole with Italian Sausage

Belva Bethel

By
@bjbethel

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min

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,

Step-By-Step

1Preheat 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.
2Sauce: 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.
3Put drained ziti in bowl and pour on cheese sauce and toss. Cut sausage diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices, set aside.
4Make 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.
5Spread 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.
6Bake 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