1 lb. Ziti noodles
½ lb. hamburger (cooked with garlic salt and pepper, drained)
½ lb. mild Italian bulk sausage (cooked and drained)
(optional to use only hamburger or only sausage, but I like the flavor of both)
4 c. spaghetti sauce
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper and garlic powder
1 - 15 oz. Ricotta cheese
¾ c. grated Kraft Parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten before added
8-12 oz. grated Mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Cook Ziti noodles, drain, and add a little bit of olive oil. If you cook them ahead of schedule and you need to loosen noodles, just run under hot water in the strainer, and they will soften and loosen up from each other.
Cook hamburger and sausage with garlic salt and pepper and drain. (Optional: use only hamburger or only sausage, but I like the flavor of both.)
In a large mixing bowl, mix together spaghetti sauce, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Add the cheeses, the egg, and the cooked meat to the sauce and mix.
Add ziti last to mixture. Pour into a 9x13" pan. Top with 8-12 oz. grated mozzarella cheese.
Bake 20 or more minutes uncovered or until hot and bubbly.