Sausage Pepper and Onion Baked Ziti
  • 1 lb ziti noodles
  • ½ large onion, sliced
  • ½ red pepper, sliced
  • ½ orange pepper, sliced
  • ½ yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 jalapenos, diced
  • 1 lb sausage (I prefer hot Italian sausage)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a medium skillet saute onion until golden and soft.
  3. Move onion to the outer edge of the pan and add butter and flour and whisk them together until it looks like a paste.
  4. Slowly pour in milk and chicken broth while whisking to create a creamy sauce, while stirring onion into the sauce.
  5. Add in tomato sauce and oregano.
  6. in another medium pan cook sausage and then slice it.
  7. In a pan cook peppers until just softened.
  8. Pour sauce over pasta.
  9. Layer pasta with sauce along with peppers and sausage with cheese into three layers in a 13x9 casserole dish.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is completely melted, this takes about 15 minutes if all items have just been cooked. If the items you've cooked are cold or you prepare it all ahead of time, it will take at least a ½ hour to bake.
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