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Don K and Dolores Reed's Baked Ziti

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Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • Sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 c Chopped onions
  • 1 Clove garlic; crushed
  • 19 oz Can Italian tomatoes
  • 6 oz Can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 c Water
  • 2 tb Chopped parsley
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1/4 ts Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Basil
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 1 lb Ziti
  • Cheese Filling
  • 1 lb Ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz Mozzarella cheese; diced
  • 1/3 c Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tb Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tb Chopped parsley
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • Black pepper


To Make the Sauce: In 6-quart pot, heat oil until hot. Add onions and
garlic, and saute until golden brown, then add tomatoes, tomato paste,
water, parsley, salt, sugar, basil and pepper. Mix well, making sure to
mash tomatoes with a fork. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, then simmer
covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. To Make the Cheese Filling: In
a large bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, 1/3 cup Parmesan, egg, parsley,
salt and pepper. Beat with a wooden spoon until blended. Preheat oven to
350 degrees. Meanwhile, cook ziti about 12 minutes. Drain. Spoon a little
sauce into a 5-quart casserole. Lay one-third of ziti onto the bottom, then
add one-third of the cheese mixture, some sauce, and 1 tablespoon of
Parmesan; repeat layering twice more. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Serves
6 to 8.

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