*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             ZITI BAKED MY WAY
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----INGREDIENTS-----
    1       lb           Ziti or Mostaccioli
                         - Pasta -- , cooked and drained
    3       lb           Ricotta (low-fat)
    1 1/3   c            Grated Parmesan Cheese
    2                    (32 oz) Jars Spaghetti Sauce
                         -----OR-----
    2       qt           Italian Homemade Sauce
 
   THIS IS VERY SIMPLE TO MAKE AND DO THE NIGHT BEFORE
   
        Cook the ziti or mostaccioli pasta until al
   dente. Drain.
   
   In a large roasting dish, spread a thin layer of sauce
   over the bottom. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the Parmesan
   cheese. Soften the ricotta cheese in Microwave by
   cooking on LOW (30%) for about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.
   
   Layer with half each of ziti, ricotta cheese, sauce,
   and half of remaining Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers.
   Bake in a preheated 350F. degree oven for
   approximately 1 hour.  Let stand for 1/2 hour before
   serving. NOTE: If making the night before, cover with
   plastic wrap.
   
   DO NOT COVER WITH FOIL if dish is to be stored as the
   tomato mixture reacts against the foil.
   
   NOTE:  Remove plastic wrap and cover with foil before
   baking.
   
   Deidre Anne Penrod, Prodigy Food & Wine Board
  
 
 
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