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Baked Ziti Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jeff & Cathy Wirth
Added: Friday, January 28, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tbsp. olive oil, plus extra for oiling the dish,
2 garlic cloves, minced,
1 (28 ounce) can roasted crushed tomatoes,
2 tbsp. minced fresh basil,
1/4 tsp. sugar,
salt,
1 pound ziti,
8 ounces mozzarella, shredded (2 cups)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 400 degrees. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large pot for the ziti.

2. Meanwhile, cook 1 tablespoon oil and the garlic in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring often until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes with their juice. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened slightly, about 15 minutes. Stir in the basil, sugar, and 1/2 tsp. salt.

3. When the water is boiling, stir in 1 tbsp. salt and the ziti. Cook, stirring often, until the ziti is almost tender but still a little firm to the bite.

4. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the ziti and return it to the pot. Stir in the tomato sauce and toss to coat. Add the reserved pasta cooking water as needed to loosen the sauce.

5. Spread half of the ziti in an oiled 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella and half of the Parmesan cheese. Spread the remaining ziti in the dish and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.

6. Bake until the cheeses turn golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour (includes 20 minutes bake time)

 

 

 

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