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If your family likes pasta dishes, then your family will love this baked ziti meal! It is easy to make and is sure to be a winner!


12 ounces uncooked ziti pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
½ small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
½ small yellow or orange bell pepper, cut into thin strips
½ cup chopped sweet onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 (14.5-oz.) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
3 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
Basil leaves, for topping


1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pasta according to package directions, reducing boiling time to 8 minutes.

2) Cook sausage, peppers, onion, and garlic in hot oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high, stirring often, until vegetables are soft and sausage has begun to brown slightly, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium, and add 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, stirring until melted. Stir in cooked pasta. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

3) Bake in preheated oven until mixture is bubbly and cheese is golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Thank you to My Recipes for this fabulous meal!

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