Baked Ziti with Sausage
Whether it’s a holiday dinner or simply a weekend family meal, this baked ziti with sausage is always the right decision. Hearty, cheesy, and loaded with robust, savory flavors, a pasta bake like this is cold weather comfort food at its finest. While baked ziti has a reputation for being a time-intensive dish to prep, this recipe is ready for dinner in under an hour. A combination of sausage and pancetta delivery rich meaty flavor to the ziti while the addition of fresh basil gives it a delicious touch of brightness. Pancetta, or cured pork belly, is the same thing as bacon without the smoke. Find it in the deli case of most supermarkets. Native to Italy, San Marzano tomatoes are known for their sweet flavor. Consider trying them in place of regular crushed tomatoes in the sauce.