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Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Sausage easy dinner recipe | lecremedelacrumb.com

Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Sausage

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Tiffany


  • 1 pound ziti pasta, cooked al dente according to package instructions drained
  • 4 links (about 1 pound) cooked Italian sausage, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 32-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1 15-ounce container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup each fresh basil and parsley leaves chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9x13 inch pan. 
  • In a large bowl, stir together the cooked ziti, sausage, and all but 1 cup of marinara sauce. Spread half of the ziti mixture in the bottom of your prepared pan. 
  • Spoon half of the ricotta and mozzarella evenly over the top. Top with the rest of the ziti mixture, then remaining ricotta, mozzarella, and reserved marinara sauce.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted. Sprinkle the basil and parsley over the ziti and serve warm.