Perfect Recipe for a Wintery Day – Johnsonville Baked Ziti

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Wintery Day Menu

Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Croutons, Black Olives and Tossed with Italian Dressing

Italian Bread, Warmed in the Oven and Cut in Thick Slices

Baked Ziti with Johnsonville Italian Sausage and Mozzarella Cheese

A glass of Tuscan Chianti wine

Dessert Cannoli

Put on the Christmas music, and enjoy!

Here’s a great recipe for the Baked Ziti:

1 16 oz. package of Johnsville Ground Italian Sausage (comes in Mild, Hot, or Sweet)

1 Jar of your favorite Italian tomato sauce

1 pound of Ziti Pasta, cooked al dente

8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese


1.  In a skillet, over medium heat, cook sausage until brown.  Drain excess grease.  Add Italian tomato sauce and warm.

2.  In a 3 quart baking dish, pour Ziti and add sauce with Italian sausage.

3.  Sprinkle on Mozzarella, then Parmesan cheese.

4.  Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Johnsonville Contest!

Hurry!  Johnsonville Sausage, has a “Pastaville” Italian Sausage recipe contest running through Jan. 3, 2011. To enter the contest, all are invited to visit and upload a recipe featuring Johnsonville Italian Sausage. Each entry gives folks a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize to fulfill their culinary dream – whether that’s a kitchen remodeling project, new appliances, a trip to Italy or something else.

Contest entries will be narrowed to six finalists, which will then be evaluated on their overall taste, visual appeal and ease of preparation. To determine the winners, the final recipes will be professionally prepared and judged by the experts at Johnsonville Sausage. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 in cash, the second-place finisher will receive $3,000 and the third-place winner will receive $2,000.

About Johnsonville Sausage, LLC

Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national brand of brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage links. Johnsonville employs approximately 1,300 members. Each member takes ownership of product quality to ensure the excellence and “Big Flavor” of Johnsonville Sausage. Founded in 1945 by Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company remains privately owned today.

Disclosure: Johnsonville sent me ten coupons for free Bratwurst.  Since they expire 12/31, I’m not going to do a giveaway.  Sorry, you guys!

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