To use an Elizabeth Zimmerman phrase, this is an unvention, there is no way that this is the first time this was made, but I made it up yesterday and it was delish, and fairly easy, so I'm going to share it.
Sausage, Mushroom & Red Wine Ziti
1 lb hot italian sausage
8 oz baby bella mushrooms
1 cup red wine
2 jars good store bought marinara sauce
1 package mixed italian cheeses
1 box ziti or rigatoni cooked to 2 minutes under box directions.
Brown sausage in large pan in 1 tablespoon olive oil, remove sausage & drain. Melt 2-3 tablespoons butter in the pan, add mushrooms & cook until soft & browned. Add wine to deglaze pan, simmer for about 5 minutes, or until reduced.
Add sausage & sauce, simmer for about 30 minutes to let the flavors go all the way through the sauce. Add 1/2 package of cheese to sauce. Stir in cooked pasta, pour into 9x13 baking dish & top with remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, until it's bubbly & top is browned.