Sausage and Basil Baked Ziti
(19 ounces) Johnsonville® Fresh Italian Mild Sausage Links, casings removed or (16 ounces) Johnsonville® All Natural Fresh Italian Mild Ground Sausage
ziti or penne pasta (about 3 cups)
(24 ounces) Classico® Tomato and Basil Sauce
(15 ounces) ricotta cheese
shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped fresh basil
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
Stir in tomato and basil sauce; heat through and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
Fold pasta into cheese mixture.
In a greased 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking dish, layer half of the pasta mixture and half of the meat sauce. Repeat layers.
Cover and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.
Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with basil.