Baked Ziti

It smells like garlic up in here…often

Damn Delicious‼️ 😍  😋 *Note to self – some variations (more cheese) at end of post 😉

No recipe; just cooked ziti, made a meat sauce and have CHEESE!  🧀🍅

Then I layered pasta, cheese [mozzarella(both fresh AND shredded), Parmigiano-Reggiano & ricotta] and sauce 🥫again with pasta, sauce and top with cheese.

Bake at 375° for …20 – 30 minutes 😉


*Note – it was so good that I don’t want to forget exactly what I did 🤭 cook seasoned ground beef, clear center in pan and add diced onion, then fresh minced garlic, sauté until softened. Add a jar of Prego basil & garlic tomato sauce, a can of Hunt’s tomato sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, salt & freshly ground mixed-color peppercorns, a good pinch of sugar, dash of crushed red pepper flakes, taste for seasoning adjustment. Cook ziti according to package directions. After straining, add enough sauce to pasta so that it’s not dry or too wet/saucy. Put sauce in bottom of oven dish, then half of pasta, top with fresh mozzarella, Shredded mozzarella, ricotta and Parmigiano Reggiano, a thin (? although meaty 😜) layer of sauce, the remaining mozzarella and parm. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes (in convection oven), could be up to 30 minutes depending on your oven. Let rest a few minutes before serving. Add more parm on servings, optional 🧀😁

Shredded parm, ricotta, shredded mozzarella, parm/Romano, Asiago, fresh mozzarella, block parm 🧀🧀🧀


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