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“This is a recipe I got from a friend for baked ziti recipe that originated from an Italian restaurant in New York City. I've been making it this way for years.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook ziti in a large pot of boiling salted water until
  3. tender but still firm, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Drain and rinse under cold running water;
  5. drain well.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine
  7. ricotta cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup Parmesan
  8. cheese, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix to
  9. blend well.
  10. Toss cooked ziti with 2 cups
  11. marinara sauce.
  12. Place half the pasta in an
  13. 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  14. Top with ricotta
  15. mixture and half the mozzarella cubes.
  16. Top with remaining ziti, marinara sauce,
  17. mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese.
  18. Bake until casserole is heated through and cheese is
  19. bubbly and lightly browned on top, 30 to 35
  20. minutes.

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