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Old 05-07-2007, 07:13 PM   #1
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ISO How do you make baked ziti?

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Old 05-07-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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This is how I do it:
Cook zita according to package place into a baking dish
add your favorite spegetti sauce
Top with Mozarella cheese
baked 350 to all is heated thru.

I have also added cooked ground or link hot sauage and also cooked ground beef. You can add mushroom , peppers, onion etc.

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Old 05-07-2007, 09:26 PM   #3
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yup that's the basic and easiest, and get as fancy as you want.
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:03 AM   #4
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I don't cook the ziti, but put it in a roaster/casserole pan with the sauce and about a half of a cup of water mixed in. From there, any add ins you like are also mixed in: ricotta clumps, portabellas, peppers, meat, etc. I cover and bake for 15min. @ 425, reducing heat to 375 for another 45 minutes (remove and stir about 1/2 way through). At the end of that full hour, take the foil/cover off, top with cheese, bake another 15 minutes till cheese melts or browns, depending on what you like.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:01 AM   #5
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My sis makes a baked ziti like a lasagna mixed up... par cook the ziti, little meatballs, and or sweet sausage slices, mozarella and parmesan cheeses, marinara or arabiata sauce fresh basil chiffonade, top with cheese bake 350 1 hr (covered for 45 min)... it's good!
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:12 PM   #6
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Pretty much what everyone else does, I do as well. I boil the ziti with some EVOO about a minute or 2 less than what the package suggest (prevents ziti from getting mushy when you bake it). Once drained, put back in the pot, add the sauce, about 1cup of ricotta, meat &/or anything else you want to add THEN the mozzarella (adding last keeps it from getting clumpy). Put everything in a 9x13 baking dish & top with more mozzarella! Cover loosely with foil & bake at 350 for about 45 minutes. Remove cover & broil the top until the cheese starts to brown. YUM-O!
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:49 PM   #7
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Dancer...my way...just like yours. Aria
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:04 PM   #8
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Cooked ziti - al dente
Pomodoro or marinara sauce
Ricotta blend - Ricotta cheese mixed with 1 raw egg per pound of cheese and chopped fresh parsley
Grated parmigiano cheese
Mozzarella cheese.

Blend the ziti with the sauce. Place into a greased baking dish. Dollop the ricotta blend into the pasta, but don't stir it in. Leave noticable dollops. Top with additional sauce, grated cheese. Bake 45 minutes, covered. Uncover, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, bake until melted and golden.
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:26 PM   #9
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Hamm.....I’ve never made baked ziti before, but it sounds simple enough and rather good. It actually reminds me of “spaghetti casserole”. When ever I make spaghetti with meat sauce (not meatballs), the next day, I’ll often mix the leftover sauce, noodles, some more mushrooms, and cheese into a baking dish and bake it. Sometimes I add corn to it as well.

Anyone else ever recycle spaghetti and sauce this way?

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Old 07-18-2007, 02:56 PM   #10
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When you asked about baked ziti, I took it to mean the tomato-y kind w mozzarella. You can also make it with a variety of cheeses and topped (or not) with bread crumbs (like mac 'n cheese). I prepare mine similar to what has aready been described, except sometimes I add chopped spinach. If you want to get fancier, add wine to the tomato sauce or saute some garlic and onions and add it to the mixture or sauce w ground beef or sausage. Another is to mix ricotta and mozzarella. The more cheese the better.

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