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Baked Zita Recipe

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This recipe for Baked Zita, by , is from The Prevatte Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

John Thomsen
Added: Wednesday, December 24, 2008


1 (16 oz.) package ziti pasta (or penne)
2 (26.5 oz.) cans spaghetti sauce
6 oz. provolone cheese, sliced
6 oz. mozzarella cheese shredded
4 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 pound Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
Grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup bread crumbs

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
Brown onion, garlic and Italian sausage over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
Layer as follows in buttered 8x12 inch baking dish: 1/2 of the ziti, provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 spaghetti sauce, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese, and remaining sauce.
Top with grated Parmesan cheese. Finish with the bread crumbs
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until cheeses are melted. Remove the foil and leave it for a couple of minutes under the broiler to get the bread crumbs toasty.
Makes 8 servings and like all Italian dishes itís even better the 2nd day.

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