Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Baked Ziti

This is my favorite thing to make. It is sooo delicious, filling, and hearty. I don't necessarily use the healthiest of ingredients but you can tweak it as you see fit. It's ridiculously easy to make - and if you ever need to bring a dish to a party or anything, this is a great thing to bring. It's easy to make huge quantities and the leftovers are always amazing!

1 box of Ziti with lines (I prefer Prince)
Ragu sauce (flavored with meat)
Shredded mozzerella cheese

I also like to use a disposable tin to bake it in, the kind you get at the grocery store (like a rotisserie pan) that comes with the plastic cover. Makes it easy to store leftovers.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line bottom of pan with sauce, sprinkle with cheese. Cook entire box of ziti. When ziti is fully cooked, drain water. Pour part of the ziti into the pan. Mix sauce and cheese in, and layer it on the pan. Keep doing this with the smaller portions of ziti until they are covered with sauce and cheese. I like to use a TON of sauce. It cooks really well and stays very moist for leftovers. Put a layer of sauce on the top of the pan and a layer of shredded cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes.


Amy said...

Ooh this comes just in time for me. I bought ingredients tonight to make something similar - basically this, plus sausage. And I bought two cans of sauce, so it's extra saucy.

Jen said...

I love baked ziti... I make mine with approximately 1 1/2 jars of Prego, 6 oz of ricotta cheese, 1/2 pound of Italian sausage, 1 box of whole wheat ziti, 1 jar of chopped roasted red peppers, and lots of garlic and mozzerella cheese.