Ultimate Baked Ziti



Ultimate Baked Ziti

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Picture this: a cozy Sunday evening, the aroma of rich tomato sauce and melted cheese wafting through the kitchen. The Ultimate Baked Ziti is a culinary masterpiece that brings families together around the dining table. This dish isn’t just a recipe; it’s a tradition, a journey through flavors that transcends generations.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ziti pasta
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the ziti according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, brown the Italian sausage until fully cooked; drain excess fat.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the cooked ziti, sausage, ricotta, half of the mozzarella, half of the Parmesan, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. In a baking dish, layer the ziti mixture, marinara sauce, and remaining cheeses.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
  7. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

The Ultimate Baked Ziti is a symphony of flavors, a culinary masterpiece that combines the richness of Italian sausage, the creaminess of ricotta, and the gooey perfection of melted mozzarella and Parmesan. Each bite is a journey through layers of pasta, sauce, and cheese, creating a harmonious blend that will have your taste buds singing. Whether it’s a family gathering or a quiet dinner for two, this recipe is the ultimate comfort food that brings warmth and joy to every bite.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 480, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 24g

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