Beautiful Baked Ziti
Any dinner table benefits from the addition of this great Italian flavor!
- 1 pkg.
penne or rigatoni dry pasta, cooked according to package
(26 oz.) pasta sauce
fresh basil, chopped
fresh garlic, chopped
Parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
(10 oz.) frozen garlic bread, thawed & sliced into 12 slices
(12 oz.) mozzarella cheese, shredded
fresh whole basil leaves
Roma tomatoes, sliced into 12 slices
Prepare Johnsonville Sausage according to package directions and coin slice.
In a large bowl, mix cooked sausage, cooked pasta, pasta sauce, water, chopped basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Toss gently.
Place mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan.
Place twelve slices of garlic bread on top of mixture and cover with mozzarella.
Dip tomato in olive oil and place on each bread slice.
Bake uncovered at 400°F for approximately 30 minutes or until heated through.
Tuck basil leaf slightly under each tomato.
Let stand ten minutes to help set before slicing and serving.