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Baked Ziti October 7, 2013

Filed Under: italian seasoning,Recipe - Sue Fuirst @ 5:35 pm

baked ziti

 

2 28-ounce cans crushed or chopped tomatoes

2 Tablespoons Basics Fuirst Italian Seasoning

24 ounces ricotta cheese

4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

½ cup grated Parmesan chesse

1 egg, lightly beaten

16-oz ziti, cooked as per directions on box

Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a large casserole dish.

Place tomatoes in a large saucepan over a medium flame.  Add 1½ tablespoons Basics Fuirst Italian Seasoning.  Bring to a simmer and let cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

In the meantime, in a very large bowl mix together ricotta, 3 cups mozzarella, ¼ cup parmesan, egg and remaining ½ tablespoon (equal to 1 ½ teaspoons) Basics Fuirst Italian Seasoning.  Add 4 cups simmered sauce and cooked ziti.  Mix to combine.

Pour into prepared casserole dish.  Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.  Bake for 45 minutes, until top browns slightly.

Serves 8.