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One POt Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta
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One-Pot Ziti with Sausage

One-Pot Ziti is full of ground Italian sausage and 3 kinds of cheese. Makes an easy and delicious weeknight meal!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 721kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed if in casings
  • 1/2 a medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups uncooked ziti
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 pound whole-milk mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) ricotta cheese

Instructions

  • Place sausage in a Dutch oven and cook over medium-high heat, breaking sausage up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Once sausage is about halfway cooked, add onion. Cook 2 to 3 more minutes and add garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add water and ziti. Stir well to get the ziti submerged. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is almost al dente. (You still want it fairly firm because it will continue to cook for a while longer.)
  • Remove Dutch oven from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. With a spoon, dollop ricotta cheese on top. Place Dutch oven in oven under the broiler until cheese on top is hot and melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 721kcal