quick and easy BAKED ZITI WITH SAUSAGE

Learn how to make easy baked ziti with sausage with just a handful of ingredients, minimal prep time & a total time of just 1 hour!

1

Cook the Noodles

Cook the ziti noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2

Cook the Sausage

Cook the hot italian sausage until browned & cooked through. Add the minced garlic & cook for an additional min until fragrant.

3

Add Crushed Tomatoes

Add crushed tomatoes, salt, sugar, red pepper flakes to the skillet with the sausage & stir. Simmer for about 10 mins.

4

Add Sour Cream 

Remove the skillet from the heat & stir in the sour cream, grated parmesan cheese & chopped fresh basil leaves.

5

Mix the Noodles and the Sauce

In a separate bowl or the pot the noodles were cooked in, mix the cooked ziti noodles & sauce together.

6

Transfer the Pasta

Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish & spread evenly. Sprinkle on the shredded mozzarella cheese.

7

Bake

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 20 mins. Remove the foil & bake for an 10-15 mins until the cheese is melted & bubbly.

8

Serve

Remove from the oven & let it cool slightly before serving. Serve hot & enjoy!

This easy baked ziti recipe is the epitome of comfort food.