Monday, March 23, 2009

Sausage Baked Ziti

I made this pasta yesterday for dinner after we got home from church. It turned out really well. We all loved it and I will be making it again sometime.

Sausage Baked Ziti

1 lb Italian Sausage
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 T minced garlic
1 green pepper, chopped
1-28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
2-14.5 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
1-6 oz. can tomato paste
2-8 oz. cans tomato sauce
3 tsp oregano
2 tsp. basil
1 T. parsley
4 beef boullion cubes
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 cup cream
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup parmesan cheese
2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1 1/2 lbs any kind of pasta

In a large pot brown the sausage in a Tablespoon of Olive oil until cooked through. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic and saute until tender. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. Stir in the oregano, basil, parsley, salt, pepper, and bouillon cubes. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Then add the cream and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Mix the noodles with the sauce and 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Pour into 1- 9x13 pan and 1-8 or 9 inch square pan. Mix the bread crumbs, butter, parm cheese, and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese together and sprinkle over the pasta in the dishes. Bake for 30 minutes or until bread crumb cheese mixture is browned and it is bubbly. Serve with a lettuce salad and French bread.


Donna-FFW said...

OOOOHH!! Now you have me craving a big old plate of that with some nice crusty bread, green salad, and a glass of wine, or two. Looks fantastic!

Priscilla said...

I am enjoying your blog! Your recipes are so delicious looking...and I was pleasantly surprised to see you had me on your blogroll. Thank you! Do you mind if I add you to mine?

Maria said...

I love baked pasta. Great meal!