Zippy Baked Ziti Recipe

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Zippy Baked Ziti

Megan Berg

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@WildeChild

This recipe originally came from my mother, as most recipes I use have. Some people think that making your own marinara sauce is daunting, but it's soooo easy and it makes all the difference in this recipe to use a freshly made sauce versus a canned variety! Look for my "Mmmarinara Sauce" recipe!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
cooked ziti (or penne) pasta, cooked al dente
3 1/2 c
mmmarinara sauce (see recipe, or use pre-made)
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 c
grated romano cheese
1 lb
fresh mozzarella (1/2 lb cubed, 1/2 lb sliced)
2 dash(es)
black pepper
1 pinch
crushed red pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2
In a large bowl, toss cooked pasta with the Mmmarinara sauce, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, all of the Romano, and the mozzarella cubes.
3
Season with the red pepper and black pepper to taste. Mix well.
4
Transfer the pasta mix into an oiled 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover the top of the pasta with the mozzarella slices, and sprinkle the remaining Parmesan on top.
5
Bake until lightly browned, approximately 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy