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.