If you’ve ever wondered how to make Baked Ziti with Sausage, this is the recipe for you! SO simple and extra-creamy – watch the quick video tutorial or just jump in for the recipe!
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Hey all! How’s the weather where you are? We had a 60-degree day here yesterday and today it’s back in the low 40’s with no sign of warmth to come. They’re even calling for snow this Friday so it’s going to be a hunker-down and hibernate kind of weekend! But I love those hibernating kind of days so I’ll be perfectly content. I know we’ll need some good comfort food and this easy Baked Ziti with Sausage is perfect for that!
If you’ve wondered how to make Baked Ziti and just haven’t taken the plunge, this easy recipe is for you. I do mine practically all in one pan (only the pasta is cooked separately). If you have an oven-safe skillet that’s big enough to hold it all, I highly suggest doing it this way. Less cleanup = more time for fun!
My Baked Ziti with Sausage recipe is slightly different than most I’ve tried as I add a few unconventional ingredients to make it creamy and rich. Cream cheese and sour cream are mixed with whole-milk ricotta which is spread over the tomato, sausage & pasta base then it’s all topped with ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese and a sprinkling of parsley. You can use homemade or store-bought spaghetti sauce (Hunt’s spaghetti sauce is perfect in this). I also add a can of Hunt’s Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes for a lovely texture and a flavor that can’t be beat. I looove the fire-roasted flavor and their tomatoes always have that fresh flavor you want!
Want to see how to make Baked Ziti with Sausage first-hand? This is the pan I made just a few days ago. I’m planning another party for our “Better Call Saul” monthly marathon (gotta love those DVR’s!) and this Baked Ziti is PERFECT for my crowd!