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From Favorite Brand Name Recipes, Vol. 7, No. 70, October 12, 2004.
|1 jar (27.5 oz.) Prego© Hearty Meat Sauce – Authentic Italian Sausage||15 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese|
|¾ c. grated Parmesan cheese||8 c. hot cooked bow tie pasta (about 7 c. uncooked)|
|8 oz. small fresh mozzarella balls (about 1″)||2 tbsp sliced pitted ripe olives|
- Spray 3 qt. shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
- Mix 1½ c. sauce, ricotta cheese, ½ c. Parmesan cheese & pasta in prepared dish. Spread remaining sauce over pasta mixture. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Cover.
- Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until hot.
- Arrange cheese balls randomly over pasta mixture. Place sliced olive on each cheese ball. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Chef’s Note: If fresh mozzarella balls are not available, substitute 1 package (8 oz.) fresh mozzarella. Cut crosswise into thirds. Cut each third in 6 wedges, for triangle shaped eyes.