How To Make A Delicious Baked Ziti

Love lasagna and pasta dishes? Then you will certainly love the perfect combination that is baked ziti. This meal is cooked in a casserole dish and can easily go from the oven to the table to the fridge – repeating the process as necessary. This is a great dish to bring to a dinner party and it can be made with or without meat. And although it tastes similar to lasagna, you don’t have to worry about making perfect layers. You can simply mix all the ingredients and allow them to bake together. When making baked ziti, be sure to not overcook the pasta. As the dish is baked in the oven, the pasta will continue to cook so you do not want it to quite reach al dente when you prepare it. After you have poured the pasta – which is covered in the cheese and sauce mixture – in the baking dish, add a top layer of sauce and cheese over the pasta. This will make the dish look presentable, and nothing is ever hurt by a little extra cheese. In this video, Chef Fernando provides an online cooking lesson for a delicious baked ziti. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Baked Ziti Recipe:

Ingredients:
8 Oz Ziti pasta
13 oz Tomato Sauce
7 oz Ricotta Cheese
4 oz Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded, divided
2 oz Parmesan Cheese, Grated

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain pasta
2. Mix tomato sauce, and ricotta cheese in large bowl. Add pasta and 2 oz of the mozzarella cheese; mix lightly
3. Place the mixture into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese and cover the container
4. Bake for 30 minutes then uncover. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until heated through

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