When you send your children off to college you hope they succeed in more ways than just partying till morning. You want them to do well in their classes, live independently, make friends for a lifetime, and maybe even do laundry every so often. The hope is that the life lessons you’ve taught them go with them to college and come out when needed and this includes some cooking techniques. I know there is a Ramen Noodle cookbook with many ways to cook the noodles but even the avid lover of the classic (cheap) college meal gets boring.
3 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 whole Large Onion, Diced
1 pound Italian Sausage
1 pound Ground Beef
1 can (28 Ounce Can) Whole Tomatoes, With Juice
2 cans (14.5 Ounce) Tomato Sauce Or Marinara Sauce
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
Salt And Pepper, to taste
16 ounces, Ziti, Cooked Until Not Quite Al Dente
1 tub (15 Ounce) Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
1-1/2 pound Mozzarella Cheese, Grated
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 whole Egg
Tips (from Tempestt):
- Instead of using canned whole tomatoes, you can use canned diced tomatoes.
- Only use 3/4 of the onion.
- Use extra cheese because cheese is wonderful.
|Simmering the tomato sauce, ground beef, and seasonings|
|The beautiful Chef – Tempestt|
|First layer – Half of the pasta mixed with the cheese filling and meat sauce|
|Second layer – meat sauce|
|Third layer – Cheese|
|Repeating layers – pasta mixed with cheese filling and meat sauce|
|The remaining meat sauce is added.|
|Add the remaining cheese and of course, extra cheese|
|Bake and Enjoy!|
|Looks like it was a huge hit!|