Thursday, January 5, 2017
Best Ziti Ever.
1(16 ounce) Package ziti pasta.
1 pound mild italian sausage, casings removed.
2(24 ounce) jars marinara sauce.
1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, divided.
12 0unces riccotta cheese.
1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning, divided.
1 dash salt and pepper.
1 pound mozzarella cheese shredded.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to
a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente: drain.
2.Place sausage in a large, deep skillet . cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain
crumble and set aside. In a large saucepan, heat marinara 1 teaspoon basil until bubbling.
In a medium bowl, mix together riccotta cheese, 1 teaspoon italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
3.Spread bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish with sauce. Layer 1/2 of the ziti, 1/2 the sausage,
1/2 of the riccotta cheese, and 1/2 the mozzarella. Spoon half the sauce over the top. Repeat
layers. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 teaspoon basil and italian seasoning.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes.