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Sunday Baked Ziti & Meatball Casserole

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Sunday Baked Ziti & Meatball Casserole tastes amazing ! I love this pasta bake with an assortment of cheese interspersed with meatballs with a generous serving of savory sauce poured over. Try this Sunday Baked Ziti & Meatball Casserole surely this weekend and tell me if you like it !
  Ziti pasta/Penne pasta 10 Ounce (1 Package)
  Salt To Taste
  Tomato sauce 4 Cup (64 tbs) (Big Batch)
  Egg 1 Large
  Part skim ricotta cheese 1 Can (10 oz)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Coarsely ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Frozen lean meatballs 8 , thawed and sliced
  Shredded part skim mozzarella cheese 1 (1 Package)

In saucepot, prepare pasta as label directs in boiling salted water, drain.
Return pasta to saucepot.
Meanwhile, in 3 quart saucepan, heat tomato sauce, covered, until hot over medium low heat. (If tomato sauce is frozen, add 2 tablespoons water to saucepan to prevent scorching.)
Add 3 cups sauce to pasta in saucepot; toss well.
Reserve remaining 1 cup sauce.
In medium bowl, stir together egg, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and the pepper.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Into 3 1/2-to 4 quart shallow casserole or 13" by 9" glass baking dish, spoon half the pasta mixture; top with all the sliced meatballs.
Drop ricotta cheese mixture by spoonfuls evenly over meatball layer.
Spoon remaining pasta mixture over ricotta cheese layer, then spoon remaining 1 cup sauce over pasta.
Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes or until very hot and cheese browns slightly.

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Sunday Baked Ziti & Meatball Casserole Recipe