This is a pretty simple bake. I cooked up the Italian Sausage links in some olive oil and then sliced them up when finished. I didn't cook them all the way through, but just browned them and got them to about medium. Layer of sauce, cooked pasta, ricotta cheese (that was mixed with garlic, oregano, basil, and an egg), layer of sausage, layer of sauce, layer of cheese, and repeat. Bake with foil covering for 30 min at 350. Then remove the foil and bake for another 10-15 min or until the cheese gets a nice crust on it. Let it set after cooking and then serve. It was outfreakinstanding!