It wouldn't be Sunday without eating some kind of macaroni, meatballs and sausage. This comes together quick and easy and leftovers are fabulous too! I like to made this often at Thanksgiving as a side dish, everyone always loves a side of pasta! When I was a little girl, I only asked mom to make this pasta, I always thought it was so cute. I actually still to this day still feel the same way.
Traditional Sunday Sauce or store bought around 3 jars of your favorite
1 pound cooked loose Sausage and Meatballs mashed together (if you don't have meatballs, use seasoned fried hamburger around 1 pound after it's cooked pour around 1/2 cup tomato sauce in it)
2 cups Mozzarella Shredded
Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
Fresh Parsley for garnish
1 lb Ricotta Cheese mixed with 2 eggs beaten, 1/4 cup grating cheese, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or use granulated garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste and a handful chopped fresh Italian parsley. Mix all together set aside.
1 pound Bow Tie Macaroni (homemade ) or store bought cooked in salted water and drained to package instructions we like Al dente.
Cook pasta, drain. In a large baking dish start to layer with sauce first, pasta, add dollops of ricotta on top, more pasta then sauce, crushed meat mixture, some mozzarella, some grating cheese, more sauce. Continue layering with pasta, ricotta, meats, sauce and cheeses until all used up with pasta on top then ending with mozzarella cheese, more grating cheese and garnish with fresh parsley. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is bubbling and melted.