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Baked Ziti with Sausage

Amazing baked ziti with sausage.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked ziti, baked ziti with sausage, ziti pasta
Servings: 8
Calories: 672kcal


  • 16 oz. box ziti pasta
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 28 oz. tomato puree
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 8 oz. cream cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 cup croutons garlic-flavored
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta as directed. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Brown sausage, onion and garlic in skillet over medium heat. Drain.
  • In mixing bowl, combine tomato puree, Italian seasonings, and garlic salt.
  • Mix with cooked sausage.
  • In a deep oblong baking dish, layer half of the cooked pasta, half of the sausage mixture, and half of the mozzarella cheese. Drop half of the cream cheese cubes on the layer - spreading out so they'll spread as they cook.
  • Repeat layers and top with croutons.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Cover loosely with foil and bake for 30 minutes.


Calories: 672kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 987mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1136IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 4mg