Baked Ziti with Sausage

  • 12 ounces ziti pasta
  • 4 ounces pancetta, diced
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons Morton & Bassett chopped garlic
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup torn fresh basil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Morton & Bassett granulated onion with parsley
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 8 ounce package mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Morton & Bassett black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make ziti pasta according to package directions for al dente.

In a large skillet at medium high heat, combine onion, garlic, and pancetta and saute for 3 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 5 or 6 minutes until sausage is no longer pink. Add wine, tomatoes, basil and pepper, reduce heat to low and stir occasionally for 3 minutes.

Stir in mozzarella and ricotta into hot cooked pasta. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Pour in pasta mix and put sausage mixture on top. 

Add parmesan cheese. 

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