12 -16 ounces ziti pasta or 12 -16 ounces rotelle pasta, cooked
1 (32 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce ( any flavor)
1 cooked sausage ( can also use links)
2 packages shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/3 cup parmesan cheese ( from can is fine)
1/4 lb chopped pepperoni ( or about 1-2 cups depending on your taste)
sauteed mushrooms (optional)
peas or black beans or chickpeas (optional)
Cook pasta in a large pot until”al-dente” (still slightly firm) and drain water. (Don’t rinse).
At the same time pasta is cooking, cook sausage until no longer pink.
DO NOT DRAIN SAUSAGE.
In the pot which pasta was cooked, pour spaghetti sauce, sausage with drippings, pepperoni, garlic powder, mushrooms & parmesan cheese. Then add still hot pasta & cheese.
Stir until all pasta is coated w/sauce. Cheese will melt from the heat of the pasta. Serve…… OR:
Pour this into casserole dish & cover with more mozzerella cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Serve with a fresh loaf of bread & salad!
** I also like to throw in either some canned black beans, peas, or chickpeas every now and then just to give it a kick.
Time preparation: 15 min.
Time total: 35 min.