Pioneer Woman's Baked Ziti

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Pioneer Woman's Baked Ziti
Servings:
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Prep Time:
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Cook Time:
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Ingredients

  • 2 (tablespoon) Olive Oil
  • 3 (clove) Garlic, Minced
  • 1 (whole) Large Onion, Diced
  • 1 (pound) Italian Sausage
  • 1 (can) (28 Ounce Can) Whole Tomatoes, With Juice
  • 2 (can) (14.5 Ounce) Tomato Sauce Or Marinara Sauce
  • 2 (teaspoon) Italian Seasoning
  • (medium) ½ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • (to taste) Salt And Pepper,
  • 16 (medium) ounces, weight Ziti Or Mostaciolli, Cooked Until Not Quite Al Dente
  • 1 (medium) tub (15 Ounce) Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • (medium) 1-½ pound Mozzarella Cheese, Grated
  • (medium) ½ cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 (whole) Egg
  • (medium) Fresh Minced Parsley

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for several minutes, or until starting to soften. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned. Drain off fat, leaving a bit behind for flavor and moisture.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato juice, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Stir and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. After that time, remove 3 to 4 cups of the sauce to a different bowl to cool down.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, 2 cups of the grated mozzarella, Parmesan, egg, and salt and pepper. Stir together just a couple of times (do not mix completely).
  5. Drain the pasta and rinse under cool water to stop the cooking and cool it down. Pour it into the bowl with the cheese mixture and toss to slightly combine (there should still be large lumps.) Add the cooled meat sauce and toss to combine.
  6. Add half the coated pasta to a large casserole dish or lasagna dish. Spoon half of the remaining sauce over the top, then top with half the remaining mozzarella cheese. Repeat with another layer of the coated pasta, the sauce, and the mozzarella.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbling. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  8. (Sprinkle chopped parsley over the pasta before serving!)

Nutrition Information

This nutrition information is an estimate only. We use software to calculate the nutritional analysis from the individual ingredients in each recipe. While we do our best to ensure accuracy, we make no representation or warranty regarding the information, and there can be no assurance that any of the information contained therein has not been, or will not be changed or altered.

amount per serving
Calories
700
Total Fat
59g
Saturated Fat
18g
Cholesterol
228mg
Sodium
973mg
Carbohydrate
17g
Dietary Fiber
4g
Sugars
5g
Protein
27g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
35%
Calcium
42%
Iron
12%
Potassium
359mg

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