Monday, July 12, 2010

Baked Ziti

We love pasta and it's on our menu at least once a week. Usually, we go with the same few meals and just alternate them every week but this week I decided to go with something different. We had a box of ziti in the closet waiting to be used with a recipe on the back waiting to be tried. Baked Ziti was very easy to make but it was incredibly satisfying. It reminded me of my moms amazing lasagna without the meat. It was rich, creamy, and super cheesy!

1 box of ziti, cooked
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
15 oz. ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp parsley
1 egg
1 Tsp oregano
1/2 Tsp garlic powder
1/2 Tsp salt
1/4 Tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375ºF. In a large bowl, stir together hot pasta, 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley, egg, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. In a 13x9x2- inch baking dish, spoon pasta mixture in. Top with the remaining 1-1/2 cups of sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and then cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.

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