Beautiful Baked Ziti

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  • 1 (19.76 ounce) Italian Sweet Sausage Links
  • 8 ounces penne or rigatoni dry pasta, cooked according to package
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen garlic bread, thawed & sliced into 12 slices
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 12 fresh whole basil leaves
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced into 12 slices


  1. Prepare Johnsonville Sausage according to package directions and coin slice.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cooked sausage, cooked pasta, pasta sauce, water, chopped basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Toss gently. Place mixture into a greased 9-inch x 13-inch pan. Place twelve slices of garlic bread on top of mixture and cover with mozzarella. Dip tomato in olive oil and place on each bread slice.
  3. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes or until heated through. Tuck basil leaf slightly under each tomato. Let stand ten minutes to help set before slicing and serving.


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