Sausage and Pepper Baked Ziti

I love listening to the Fish radio station, 95.5 FM.  Josh Booth posts some amazing recipes.  I wanted to share this one with you.  Comfort food with a kick.  Enjoy!

Sausage and Pepper Baked Ziti

                                Posted By:   Josh Booth·1/4/2013 12:12:00 PM
Alison Miksch
Ingredients

  • 8 ounce(s) uncooked ziti rigati pasta
  • 2 teaspoon(s) oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 12 ounce(s) (4 links) spicy or sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup(s) part-skim ricotta
  • 1 1/2cup(s) shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup(s) chopped parsley
  • 2 cup(s) (from a 24- or 26-oz jar) marinara sauce

Directions
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted water as package directs for al dente or firm texture.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add peppers, onion and sausage; cook 6 minutes or until sausage is browned. Remove from heat; cut sausage into 1⁄4-in. slices.
  3. Mix ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 3 Tbsp Parmesan and the parsley in large bowl. Drain pasta; toss with cheese mixture, sausage mixture and 1 cup marinara sauce.
  4. Pour pasta mixture into a 2-qt shallow baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce on top; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until bubbly.

This is a great meal served with Crusty French Bread, and salad.  Until next time, From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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