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Baked Ziti Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mom

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
c. kosher salt
1 lbs ziti
c. extra virgin olive oil
5 c. marinara sauce
1 2lb whole milk ricotta cheese
4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 egg
c. reserved pasta water
1 c. grated parmesan cheese
2 c. shredded mozzarella
Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.. Add kosher salt and ziti then cook a couple of minutes per package directions, but shy of al dente, as it will continue to cook while baking. Drain and drizzle with 2 tbsp oil then season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, parsley, basil, oregano, egg, 1/4 cup parmesan, reserved pasta water, salt and pepper, then mix well. Add ricotta mixture to pasta. Drizzle remaining oil in a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Layer 2 cups sauce then pour half of combined pasta and ricotta mixture in and spread out evenly.. Top with 1/2 cup of parmesan and 1 cup shredded mozzarella. Pour 2 cups of sauce over top and spread. Add remaining combined pasta and ricotta mixture then spread. Top with remaining sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. If preferred,l top with 1 pound thinly sliced fresh mozzarella. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, covered, then uncover and cook another 30 minutes. If cheese is not bubbly and golden, place under broiler for a couple of minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
One trick is tso toss the ricotta and herbs with the pasta. This makes it extra creamy and cheesy

 

 

 

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