Cooking with Josh


Sausage and Pepper Baked Ziti

Posted By: Josh Booth · 1/4/2013 12:12:00 PM
Alison Miksch

  • 8 ounce(s) uncooked ziti rigati pasta
  • 2 teaspoon(s) oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cubanelle peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 12 ounce(s) (4 links) spicy or sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup(s) part-skim ricotta
  • 1 1/2cup(s) shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup(s) chopped parsley
  • 2 cup(s) (from a 24- or 26-oz jar) marinara sauce
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted water as package directs for al dente or firm texture.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add peppers, onion and sausage; cook 6 minutes or until sausage is browned. Remove from heat; cut sausage into 1⁄4-in. slices.
  3. Mix ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 3 Tbsp Parmesan and the parsley in large bowl. Drain pasta; toss with cheese mixture, sausage mixture and 1 cup marinara sauce.
  4. Pour pasta mixture into a 2-qt shallow baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce on top; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Read more: Sausage and Pepper Baked Ziti - Woman's Day

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