Cheesy Baked Pasta With Sausage and Ricotta
Cheesy Baked Pasta With Sausage and Ricotta
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    Like a cross between baked ziti and sausage lasagna, this mozzarella-topped pasta is rich with ricotta and crushed tomatoes — and cooks entirely in one pan, including the pasta. The Italian sausage adds meaty depth to the sauce, but vegetarians can leave it out or use their favorite plant-based sausage instead.

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3/4 pound bulk hot or mild Italian sausage (pork, chicken or turkey)
    • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, coarsely crushed
    • Pinch of red-pepper flakes, plus more for serving (optional)
    • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes with their juices
    • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed or strained tomatoes
    • 2 bay leaves
    • Kosher salt
    • 12 ounces dried pasta, such as small shells, farfalle or other shaped pasta
    • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn into bite-size pieces
    • 6 ounces whole-milk ricotta (about 3/4 cup)
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
    • 1/4 cup basil leaves
    • Black pepper, for serving

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 828 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 41 g 63.42%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 72.25%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 121 mg 40.17%
    • Sodium: 896 mg 37.31%
    • Calcium: 472 mg 47.15%
    • Potassium: 97 mg 2.76%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 26.24%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 67 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 13.76%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 42 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 17.3%
    • Vitamin C 3.72%
    • Vitamin D 1.51%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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