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    Hub Cooking Club: Sausage Ziti Bake

    Hub Cooking Club: Sausage Baked Ziti

    (Published Friday, June 14, 2019)

    The Hub Today's Anna Rossi cooks up a delicious week day meal -- Al Fresco Chicken Sausage Ziti Bake -- with Blogger Jessica Morrison. 

     

    Al Fresco Chicken Sausage Ziti Bake 
    by: Jessica Morrison
    Ingredients:
    1 lb of dry ziti
    1 Pkg of Al Fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
    8 oz of shredded Italian six-cheese blend
    1/2 Cup of shredded parmesan cheese
    15 oz of ricotta
    1 Can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)seasoned with basil, oregano, and garlic (drained)
    1 Jar of marinara sauce (23.5 oz
    1 Tsp of Italian seasoning blend
    1 Tsp of garlic powder
    Directions: 
    Preheat over to 350°. Spray the bottom of a 9 x13 inch pan with olive oil to coat.
    Fill a large pot of water and add a sprinkle of salt. Bring to a rolling boil and add ziti. Cook for 9 minutes and drain in a colander.
    While preparing the ziti, remove sausage casings and cut links into bite-sized pieces.
    Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat (about 10 minutes) and set aside.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
    Add the drained tomatoes, sausage, and pasta and mix well.
    Add 1/3 of the jar of marinara to the bottom of the 9×13 pan and then layer 1/2 of the pasta mixture, 1/3 of the marinara and 1/2 of the cheese. Layer the remaining pasta, marinara, and cheese.
    Top with the shredded parmesan.
    Bake for 20 minutes covered with aluminum foil. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
    Garnish with finely chopped Italian parsley.

     

    Al Fresco Chicken Sausage Ziti Bake

    Recipe By: Jessica Morrison


    Ingredients:
    1 lb of dry ziti

    1 Pkg of Al Fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

    8 oz of shredded Italian six-cheese blend1/2 Cup of shredded parmesan cheese15 oz of ricotta

    1 Can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)seasoned with basil, oregano, and garlic (drained)

    1 Jar of marinara sauce (23.5 oz1 Tsp of Italian seasoning blend1 Tsp of garlic powder


    Directions: 
    Preheat over to 350°. Spray the bottom of a 9 x13 inch pan with olive oil to coat.

    Fill a large pot of water and add a sprinkle of salt. Bring to a rolling boil and add ziti. Cook for 9 minutes and drain in a colander.

    While preparing the ziti, remove sausage casings and cut links into bite-sized pieces.

    Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat (about 10 minutes) and set aside.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.

    Add the drained tomatoes, sausage, and pasta and mix well.

    Add 1/3 of the jar of marinara to the bottom of the 9×13 pan and then layer 1/2 of the pasta mixture, 1/3 of the marinara and 1/2 of the cheese. Layer the remaining pasta, marinara, and cheese.

    Top with the shredded parmesan.

    Bake for 20 minutes covered with aluminum foil. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.

    Garnish with finely chopped Italian parsley.

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