Beautiful Baked Ziti

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  • Serves 9
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Any dinner table benefits from the addition of this great Italian flavor!



  1. Check 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Italian Sweet Sausage Links
  2. Check 8 ounces penne pasta (about 2 ½ cups), cooked and drained
  3. Check 1 jar (26 ounces) pasta sauce
  4. Check 3/4 cup water
  5. Check 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  6. Check 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  7. Check 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  8. Check 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  9. Check 1 package (10 ounces) frozen garlic bread, ends removed and cut into 9 slices
  10. Check 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  11. Check 1/4 cup olive oil
  12. Check 2 medium Roma tomatoes, cut into slices
  13. Check 9 fresh basil leaves


  1. Cook sausage links according to package directions; drain, cut into ¼-inch slices. In a large bowl, combine sausage slices, pasta, pasta sauce, water, basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, pepper and mix well. Spoon mixture into a greased 9-in. x 13-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Arrange garlic bread slices on top of meat mixture. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese. In a small bowl, dip tomato slices into olive oil. Place one slice of tomato on each piece of bread. Bake uncovered, at 400F for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil leaves. Serve.