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Serves 2

A CookTale

Our kitchen is notorious for wasting perfectly good Mozzarella by ignoring it until it becomes inedible. We see it, buy it and then forget it’s in the fridge. Are we alone, or this a common blunder? So last evening with a newly purchased ball, we planned our meal around it and made sure we enjoyed each and every mouthful. What better way to have dinner on one of the warmest evenings so far this Summer?


Mozzarella Cheese sliced 1/8″ thick
4 Sweet or Hot Italian Sausages
Marinara Sauce (homemade or Rao’s)


1. With a sharp instrument such as an ice pick, puncture each of the Sausages.

2. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

3. Ina small sauce pan heat the Marinara sauce.

4. In a skillet, cook the Sausages halfway through, using an internal thermometer to check the temperature. Be sure at this stage not to overcook .

4. Spoon a layer of the sauce in an oven proof casserole. Add the half cooked Sausages. Top with slices of Mozzarella cheese.

5. Oven roast until the cheese melts & the Sausages have been fully cooked. Once again check the internal temperature. Sausages should be quite well cooked, unless they were homemade.

6. Remove from the hot oven & keep warm. A 200 degree oven will hold them for ten minutes or so.

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