1 cup green pepper
slices, cut into 2-inch lengths
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups milk
2 cups shredded Cheddar
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1/2 teaspoon each salt and
3 cups ziti, uncooked
Bake sausage at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes; cool.
Slice sausage in thin pieces; set aside.
Sauté mushrooms, green pepper and onion
in butter or margarine in 3-quart saucepan until tender, but not brown; remove vegetables
from pan and set aside.
Blend flour into butter or margarine in saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook
and stir constantly over medium low heat until mixture begins to boil. Boil and
stir 1 minute.
Add 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese and Parmesan or Romano cheese, salt
and pepper; stir until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside and keep
Cook ziti according to package directions for 10 minutes; drain well.
Stir cooked ziti, reserved sausage slices and reserved sautéed vegetables into
the cheese sauce. Pour mixture into a buttered 2-quart casserole or baking dish.
Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake
at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Remove foil; bake about 10 to 15 minutes longer or until top is browned.