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Baked Ziti and Meatball Casserole

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“Great recipe fo serve a bunch. If you have meatballs and tomato sauce Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce waiting for you in the freezer;it is fast to prepare.”
1hr 30mins

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  1. In saucepot, prepare pasta as label directs in boiling salted water, drain. Return pasta to saucepot.
  2. 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 sorching). Add 3 cups sauce to pasta in saucepot, toss well. Reserve remaining 1 cup sauce.
  3. In medium bowl, stir together egg, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Into 3 1/2- to 4-quart shallow casserole or 13-inch by 9-inch 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.
  5. Bake, uncovered, 60 minutes or until very hot and cheese browns slightly.

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