Giada's Baked Ziti
  • Cooking Time: 30-40
  • 1 pound ziti
  • 5 cups marinara
  • 3 cups whole milk ricotta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • Italian seasonings
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large pot, bring 6 quarts of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. Do not rinse. In a large bowl comdine ricotta and ziti. Stir in salt & pepper to taste, basil, oregano, thyme, and garlic powder. Sprinke with mozzarella & parmesan cheese.
  3. n a large greased baking dish, pour in pasta mixture. Sprinkle the mozzarella, & Parmesan, all over the top. Dot with the butter. Bake until top is golden brown and bubbly, about 30 to 40 minutes.
I took the original recipe & made some changes. The original recipe called for 5 cups tomato sauce, which I thought was overwhelming the first time I made it. So, this time I used my favorite marinara. See for Giada's original version!