By Chef Kendra Nguyen
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 lb Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
12 oz jar spaghetti sauce
8 oz thin spaghetti
8 oz ricotta cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
3 butter melted
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Brown sauces in a saucepan over medium low heat.
Add pasta sauce to browned sausage and mix well, set aside.
Prepare 8 x 8 baking dish by wiping the dish with butter and set aside.
In a large bowl add pasta, egg, and Parmesan cheese.
Mix well. Set aside In another bowl add the ricotta, sour cream, parsley and red pepper flakes and mix well.
Grab the buttered baking dish.
Add half the pasta. Next add half the ricotta mixture and spread evenly. Then 1/3 of our sausage and pasta sauce mixture. Spread evenly.
Repeat a second layer of pasta, ricotta mixture, and 1/3 sausage mixture.
Top it off with ½ the mozzarella cheese. The last 1/3 the sausage mixture and the rest of the mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake in 350 degree preheat oven for 40 minutes.
Take the foil off and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and there are a few tasty brown bits on top. Enjoy.