Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baked Ziti

Gotta love Italian food too. Here's a requested recipe. Love it when you all read the blog and comment.


1 16oz pkg. ziti
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
28 ounces pasta sauce (okay to use bottle sauce or make your own if you don't mind the extra work)
1 egg
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (either fresh grated or the other kind)
1 cup ricotta cheese (can substitute cottage cheese if necessary)
6 ounces mozzerella cheese, grated
Non stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make ziti according to directions on the package, be careful not to overcook. [...because nobody likes soggy noodles -- ed. note]
Drain well.
In a bowl, mix pasta and olive oil until pasta is well coated.
Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Pour pasta sauce in the bowl with the pasta and oil and mix well. spread 1/2 the pasta mixture into the baking dish.

Mix the egg, ricotta and Pamesan cheese in a separate bowl. Spoon this mixture over the pasta and top with 1/2 of the mozzerella cheese. Spread the remaining pasta mixture for a second layer. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzerella over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until bubbling hot. Serves about 6.


lexcade said...

that looks absolutely amazing! i can't wait to make it!!!! thank you :)

Mac's Mom said...

You're very welcome. I love sharing recipes, even though I don't cook alot anymore. Usually one cooked meal a day is all I do, and I try very hard for one dish meals,