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Baked Ziti

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About the Recipe


  • Olive oil

  • 1 pound ziti 

  • Kosher salt

  • 3 1/2 cups Quick Tomato Sauce, recipe follows

  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, half cut into 1/2-inch cubes and half thinly sliced

  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Pinch crushed red pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt generously and boil the pasta until al dente (tender but still slightly firm). Drain.

  3. Toss the cooked pasta with the quick tomato sauce, cubed mozzarella, half the Parmesan, all of the black pepper and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Transfer the pasta to the prepared baking dish. Cover the top of the pasta with the sliced mozzarella and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan. Bake until lightly browned and hot, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

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