Baked Ziti & Sausage


Serves 3-4

Ingredients for Baked Ziti & Sausage

16 oz Ziti Pasta
20 oz Canned or Fresh Marinara Sauce
2 oz Olive Oil
1 oz Whole Butter
1 lb Ground Italian Sausage
1 oz Basil, chopped
2 tbsp Garlic, minced
8 oz Shredded Mozzarella
1 cup White Wine
3 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
12 oz Tomatoes, diced
1 Basil Sprig

Method for Baked Ziti & Sausage

• Place ziti pasta in boiling water and cook as stated on the back of the packaging or until your desired al dente.
• Place the olive oil into a heated sauté pan over medium-high heat and cook the italian sausage.
• Once the sausage is almost cooked, add the garlic and continue cooking for approximately 30 seconds.
• Add the white wine and bring to a simmer, reducing the wine until almost completely dry.
• Lower the heat to medium, and add the diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, butter and chopped basil.
• Remove from the heat, and add the pasta and half of the mozzarella.
• Then toss to blend.
• Transfer to the baking dish and top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
• Place underneath a broiler or in a convection oven for approximately 2-3 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
• Garnish with basil sprig and enjoy!

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