Baked Ziti Casserole

Baked Ziti Casserole

Your family will love this hearty Italian casserole made with Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1 1/2
cups uncooked ziti pasta
1
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
pouch (9 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce
1
cup ricotta cheese*
1/4
cup Parmesan cheese
1
egg
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
Chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add cooking sauce, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and the cooked pasta; stir well.
  3. In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg.
  4. Spoon pasta mixture into ungreased 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon ricotta cheese mixture on top; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, removing foil last 10 minutes of bake time, until cheese melts and mixture is hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with basil.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*Instead of ricotta cheese, you can substitute 3/4 cup cottage cheese and increase Parmesan cheese to 1/2 cup.
For extra-easy cleanup, line the casserole with foil.
For even more flavor, try using hot Italian pork sausage.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 23g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 100mg;
  • Sodium 880mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.