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This is a recipe that I found on allrecipes.com and my oldest son loved it and he has made a lot of changes to it. I'm sure mine isn't as good, but we occasionally compare notes on what we're doing differently to change it up. He puts a little wine in his, I think. Maybe this will inspire him to post his..... :-)
"This is a great recipe and we love it! I made a few modifications: used Johnsonville Mild Italian Ground Sausage, added diced celery to the meat & onions and used a 1.5 lb jar of Classico Roasted Sweet Basil Spaghetti Sauce. It turned out just fine and wasn't too soupy. There was enough left over to freeze for 2 more meals. Since my husband is a pasta lover I'm sure this will be on his favorites list. It is very YUMMY!!!! Thanks!"- cogramma
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Brown the meat and onion and then drain fat. Return the meat and onion back to the pan and add the spaghetti sauce. Simmer meat and sauce for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer ingredients in a square baking dish in the following order:
Pour 1 cup of the sauce mixture on the bottom.
Add half of the pasta, half of the provolone cheese slices, and half of the ricotta cheese (spreading ricotta) over the provolone cheese.
Add half of the remaining sauce, then the remaining pasta and mozzarella and ricotta cheese.
Pour the remaining sauce over the ricotta cheese, and top with parmesan cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes on a cookie sheet to prevent splatters in your oven. Serve with crusty bread and a salad, if desired.
The last time I made this, I had some of the Slow Cooked Spaghetti Sauce (http://www.bigoven.com/recipe159579) leftover that I had frozen and it makes very good sauce for the ziti. I had made it as a marinara sauce without the meat.
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Valerie411 4 months agoVery good! Added mushrooms and tasted great, but in sure any veggie would taste good!
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kostyc 6 months agoVery good. I would add more sausage in it next time
jokergod2000 7 months agoToo much cheese, not enough meat but I think the main problem was the lack of spices and the poor instructions.
BayleeBarro 9 months agoAdd 1/2 pound of ground round ,bell pepper and garlic. I also used small container of mushrooms. Family favorite!!!!!!
dmcmil4911 10 months agoGood easy enough
laurenlarue56 10 months agoVery good my family loved it
Pooh617 11 month agoI love this dish. I make this all the time and it's a hit with family and coworkers.
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mquattlebaum 1 year agoI was totally confused on the prep of this recipe. Maybe add punctuation where it belongs and correct grammar. I am trying it the way I believe it was meant to be. Hopefully it turns out.
DaniRae84 1 year agoMade this last night and my family loved it!! I think I was a little confused on how prepare the meal into the baking dish. So I just winged it I guess. I sort of used the 'lasagna' style. First a layer of sauce and sausage, then noodles, then the cheese and continue.
MCar16 1 year agoI made this recipe tonight. SO good & a huge hit with my husband. I added garlic & used spicy turkey sausage.
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krystallineevansmeshell 1 year agoVery good! I also used the slow cooked spaghetti sauce recipe that you mentioned! My husband and 2 year old loved it!
Pharmd12 1 year agoThis dish was super easy and amazing! I added some fresh garlic cloves, italian seasoning and mixed the pasta and meat sauce together. It was a hit!
ndryates 1 year agoAmazing! Amazing! This dish is so simple and really tasty!!
Trish318 1 year agoWow!!!!!! Dis this was quick and easy I didn't add the ricotta cheese and while I was cooking the sausages I added cilantro,parsley,onions,green n red peppers garlic a lil olive oil n red wine n sprinkled sum Saxon delicious def will have it again the family loved it
Jenjennifer 1 year agoWow!! Deeeeelish!! However, I did take some ideas from other reviews to amp it up a bit.... Sauteed garlic, mushrooms, onions, & yellow peppers with the sausage & added some chili peppers too to give it some zip!!