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Baked Ziti Recipe

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This recipe for Baked Ziti, by , is from Ruth Paull Lamb & Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Devona Lamb
Added: Monday, October 15, 2007


1 box (16 ounces) Ziti
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 cups milk
4 (approx. 2 pounds) tomatoes
1/2 cup Parmigiano cheese, freshly grated
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil

COOK Ziti as directed; drain and set aside.
MELT butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
ADD flour, salt, pepper and oregano; cook 1 minute or until bubbly. Gradually stir in millk. Cook 2-3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; set aside.
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.
PEEL, seed and chop 3 tomatoes. Slice remaining tomato; set aside.
Combine bread crumbs and olive oil in a small cup and set aside.
STIR together pasta, white sauce, chopped tomatoes, cheese and basil in a large bowl.
PLACE pasta mixture in a baking dish; arrange tomato slices on top and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
BAKE for 30 minutes. Cool slightly before serving

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