INGREDIENTS1 lb hot Italian sausage, removed from casings
1 (14.5-oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
½ (6-oz) can tomato paste
1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
16 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
4 oz fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 lb dried pasta (ziti or penne are best)
3 cups water
1 (8-oz) package shredded Italian cheese blend
basil, for garnish
DIRECTIONSIn a large (12-inch) skillet over high heat, brown sausage, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, sauce, paste, Italian seasoning, dried pasta, and water. Stir to combine, cover and bring to a boil. Boil until pasta is al dente (has a little bite to it).
Meanwhile; combine ricotta, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir until well incorporated.
Stir ricotta mixture into pasta. Preheat oven to broil. Top skillet with shredded cheese and place in oven. Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Keep a close eye on it or you will have crispy cheese pretty quick.
Garnish with basil. Serve and enjoy!