Baked Ziti and Sausage Recipe

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Baked Ziti and Sausage Recipe
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Baked Ziti and Sausage Recipe

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4.5 15 28
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This is my husband's favorite casserole, and he requests it often. He loves the combination of zesty Italian sausage and three types of cheese.—Christina Ingalls, Manhattan, Kansas
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked ziti or other small tube pasta
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage links
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parley
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Paprika

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; place in a bowl. In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and cut into 1/2-in. slices.
In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Pour over pasta; toss to coat.
In a bowl, combine the egg, cottage cheese, parsley, and remaining Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Spoon half of the pasta mixture into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with cottage cheese mixture. Add sausage to the remaining pasta mixture; spoon over the top. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Ziti and Sausage in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p84

  • 3 cups uncooked ziti or other small tube pasta
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage links
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parley
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Paprika
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; place in a bowl. In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and cut into 1/2-in. slices.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Pour over pasta; toss to coat.
  3. In a bowl, combine the egg, cottage cheese, parsley, and remaining Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Spoon half of the pasta mixture into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with cottage cheese mixture. Add sausage to the remaining pasta mixture; spoon over the top. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Ziti and Sausage in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p84

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katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 219807
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"This was easy enough and was good. My kids weren't fond of it but the hubby loved it!"

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deerock User ID: 7499299 214491
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"we didn't care for this so wont make again"

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Chevysmom10 User ID: 7796687 56184
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"Everyone loved this will definitely keep this one around great flavor easy to throw together!"

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patgilcrest User ID: 1801323 35013
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"When I made the white sauce I added some Hollandaise sauce leftover from breakfast and it was magnificent."

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ilovetocook4 User ID: 6100049 111505
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"I have a large family so its easy to make and it feeds everyone.I love it."

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jenji79 User ID: 5809410 38383
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"The white sauce is a great change from regular baked ziti. Had a good taste."

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LaFrenierM User ID: 5629873 106386
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"I made this recipe with bulk Italian sausage instead of sausage links. Super Yummy! :D"

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alwayshopeful User ID: 5298236 133452
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"This was absolutely delicious! Family loved it!!"

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cobysmom User ID: 3634107 85713
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"I ABSOLUTLEY LOVED THIS RECIPE IT HAD A DELICIOUS HOMEMADE TASTE TO IT BUT CAME TOGETHER QUICKLY"

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rhonnie123 User ID: 5246680 84342
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"I have made this recipe with a group on a cooking day and my family liked it so much that I had to find the recipe to make it again. It is very good. I too, added more sausage."

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