6 cups hot cooked ziti (about 4 cups uncooked short tube-shaped pasta)
3/4 cup (3 ounces) fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Remove sausage from casings. Place a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat; cook sausage until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well; set aside. Wipe drippings from pan with a paper towel.
Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add flour; stir with a whisk. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Cook until thick (about 8 minutes); remove from heat. Combine sauce, sausage, pasta, Parmesan, and salt in a large bowl. Spoon mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
i have been making this for years, and it's very good, and easy. can put half in freezer for a future dinner, or to have on hand to give to friends when a dish is needed. haven't added extras but maybe i'll try next time.
Delicious, and really no complaints - wonderfully indulgent from the creaminess of the two cheeses and the milk sauce. I like the other rater's suggestion to add red pepper and garlic, since the dish could easily accommodate extra flavors or spices. I think wilted spinach would be yummy in the dish too.