Total Time: 40 minutes (Prep: 10 min., Cook: 30 min.)
1 lb of ziti pasta
4 cups of homemade sugo (marinara sauce)
8 ounces of fresh mozzarella
1/2 cup parmigiano cheese
1 pound ricotta cheese (if desired)
Bring a pot of liberally salted water to a boil, add pasta and cook until almost al dente.
Strain the pasta, leave slightly undercooked.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Transfer pasta to a 3 to 4 quart baking dish. Add 2 cups of marinara sauce, 4 ounces of mozzarella, and 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (if using the optional ricotta cheese add it all at this point also), and toss until well combined.
Top with the remaining sauce and sprinkle on the remaining cheeses. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake until the cheese on top is melted and slightly browned, 15-20 minutes.