Ciao Bella Pasta al Forno (Baked Ziti)

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Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello

By
@CiaoBella

For our family Pasta al Forno or Baked Ziti is simple and uncomplicated. Just the sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, and pasta. We reserve the ricotta cheese for lasagna.

When my sister and I were kids my Mom used to make teeny tiny meatballs and throw that in too or chopped up left over mortadella (it's like an Italian ham or bologna.) Each region of Italy will make a different version, this is ours.

Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

  • 1
    recipe for ciao bella salsa pomodoro (tomato sauce)
  • 1 lb
    penne pasta, cooked for only 5 or 6 minutes
  • 1 lb
    mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4-1/2 c
    parmesan cheese

How to Make Ciao Bella Pasta al Forno (Baked Ziti)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a 9" X 13" baking dish ladle enough sauce to cover bottom of pan.
  3. Spread half the pasta and shredded mozzarella. Cover with sauce and sprinkle some parmesan cheese evenly over sauce.
  4. Repeat for the second layer. Bake for 45 minutes.

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About Ciao Bella Pasta al Forno (Baked Ziti)

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #baked #Ziti




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