Baked ziti has been described as a dish that has remained in Italian families for generations. This classic dish, made with ziti macaroni and sugo has been rumored to originate in Northern Italy. Ziti takes less than one hour to make and is always delicious for Italian Sunday dinner or holiday parties!
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 pound ricotta cheese
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook 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 sugo, 4 ounces of mozzarella, and 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, ricotta cheese, 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 for 15 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted and slightly browned.