Baked Ziti

Source: My Husband

1 pound ziti, uncooked
28 ounce jar Classico Traditional Favorites - Italian Sausage with peppers and onions
15 ounces ricotta cheese
16 ounces shredded mozzarella
1 teaspoon each dried basil and oregano

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions, al dente. Heat the tomato sauce in a small pan to bubbling hot. Drain the pasta and put back into pot, pour sauce into the same pot and heat to bubbling for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta and 1/2 of the mozzarella together.

Take a 9x13 baking dish/pan, cover bottom with the sauce and pasta mixture (about 1 inch depth). Then, layer mozzarella/ricotta cheese mixture over the pasta. Then, add the remaining pasta and sauce mixture over the top. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella (approximately 8 ounces) over the top. Sprinkle dried oregano and basil. Cover with foil, bake for 35-40 minutes. Then, uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. To brown the top, 1 minute under the broiler.

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