Almost five years ago I attempted to make baked ziti...and it was AWFUL. Horrible. In fact, I think we ended up tossing the whole thing and going out to eat. Cooking Fail.
So, it's taken me this long to work up the nerve to try it out again. This time, I looked at a few recipes online and then did what I do best - toss them in the trash and go with what I like. Ha!
So here's what I did:
1 box of Ziti
1 24 oz jar of Giada's Tomato Basil sauce
2 rounds of fresh mozzarella (about 2 cups)
1 cup of ricotta
3/4 cup of parmesan (grated)
First, preheat your oven to 425. Then cook the pasta to al dente and drain. In a bowl, combine sauce, grated mozzarella, ricotta, grated parmesan, egg, S&P and hot pasta. Pour into a greased 9*13 pan. Top with bread crumbs, extra parmesan and dot with butter. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden.
It was SUPER easy and really good! This would be a great meal to take to someone or to freeze for later!