My easy baked ziti recipe includes pepperoni, Italian sausage, ziti pasta, lots of tasty pasta sauce, and melted mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time30 minutesmins
Total Time40 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: pasta, sausage, ziti
116-ounce boxziti noodles
1/2packagepepperoniabout 1 cup
1poundItalian sausage, casings removed
1medium onion, chopped
114-ounce jarpizza sauce
145-ounce jarspaghetti sauce of your choice
Cook ziti according to package directions, cutting cooking time in half. Once half cooked, drain in a colander and pour cold water over to stop the cooking process. Set aside and allow to drain fully.
1 16-ounce box ziti noodles
In a large skillet, place sausage, onion, and garlic. Chop and stir often over medium heat until fully brown and no longer pink in the center. Remove to a large bowl. If there is grease, drain first.
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed, 1 medium onion, chopped, 1 tablespoon minced garlic
Coarsely chop pepperoni and add to sausage. Add the entire jar of pizza sauce and 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce along with partially baked pasta. Stir until mixture is well combined.
1/2 package pepperoni, 1 14-ounce jar pizza sauce, 1 45-ounce jar spaghetti sauce of your choice
Spread half of the remaining spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 3.5 or 4-quart baking dish (a 9x13 dish works well too). Top this with 1/2 of the pasta mixture, sprinkle half of the cheese on top, top that with the remaining mixture, and spread the top with the remaining spaghetti sauce. Finish with the remaining cheese.