This is great! The sauce especially will be made again and again. I used about a teaspoon of red pepper flakes, which was perfect -- spicy, but not too hot. Next time I will cut my mozzarella cubes a bit bigger, because the ones I stirred in completely "disappeared" into the whole dish, and I had been looking forward to some gooey bites amongst the pasta and sausage. I forgot to butter the pan, but luckily it didn't stick! I baked it for 35 minutes, with the result a bit browner on top than pictured, so I think next time I'll pull it out after 30 min. Thanks, Team Rocco, for a keeper! (Reviewed for PAC '09)
We enjoyed this for dinner tonight. :) However I had to use stewed tomatoes and ground beef; as I did not have the other ingredients in the house. Next time I think I will bake it for only 30 minutes as it seemed a little dry. It still tasted pretty good to us.
Delicious and just the right amount of heat! I baked mine for 30 minutes like the others said, and it was perfect. it smells fragrant as you're cooking it, and it delivers when you're done. Spice and ooey mozzarella cheese...yum. Fed my ziti-loving husband, my 4 year old son, my mom, and my dad, and they all love it. It's easy too; the first time took me a bit, as recipes always do, but the subsequent times were much faster, and it makes you look like a rock star.
LOVE this recepie! I've been using it for over a year now and it's definatly a family favorite and my daycare kids love it too! Thanks