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Ziti Baked My Way

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Category: Italian, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • -----INGREDIENTS-----
  • 1 lb Ziti or Mostaccioli
  • - Pasta;, cooked and drained
  • 3 lb Ricotta (low-fat)
  • 1 1/3 c Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 (32 oz) Jars Spaghetti Sauce
  • -----OR-----
  • 2 qt Italian Homemade Sauce



Cook the ziti or mostaccioli pasta until al dente. Drain.

In a large roasting dish, spread a thin layer of sauce over the bottom.
Sprinkle with 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese. Soften the ricotta cheese in
Microwave by cooking on LOW (30%) for about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.

Layer with half each of ziti, ricotta cheese, sauce, and half of remaining
Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers. Bake in a preheated 350F. degree oven for
approximately 1 hour. Let stand for 1/2 hour before serving. NOTE: If
making the night before, cover with plastic wrap.

DO NOT COVER WITH FOIL if dish is to be stored as the tomato mixture reacts
against the foil.

NOTE: Remove plastic wrap and cover with foil before baking.

Deidre Anne Penrod, Prodigy Food & Wine Board

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