This is a dish that everyone knows how to make. It is usually quick and easy to prepare especially with ready made sauces and basic mozzarella cheese. However, what makes Kosherstreet’s baked ziti different, is the homemade tomato sauce and the ricotta cheese. It is so worth the little extra effort, that I guarantee, you will never use canned sauce and basic cheese again.
2 cups Homemade Marinara sauce (recipe on kosherstreet.com)
16 oz. ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook ziti according to package directions. Set aside.
In a 9 x 13- inch baking pan, pour one cup of marinara sauce. Add the ricotta and parmesan cheese to the marinara sauce and mix well. The tomato sauce should now be a nice pink color. Add the ziti to the tomato cheese mixture. Blend well. Pour in the remaining marinara sauce and one cup of mozzarella cheese. Mix pasta well, combining everything.
Sprinkle the remaining one cup of mozzarella over the pasta, making sure to cover all the pasta. Bake 45 minutes or until ziti is cooked through and top layer of cheese is bubbly and a nice golden brown.