Wednesday, May 6, 2009

An Italian Family Classic - Baked Ziti

Welcome to my blog and my first post! This is all new for me so bare with me as I attempt to understand and figure out all this blogging stuff. I was encouraged to start this blog by my sister-in-law, Aggie. She has her own amazing food blog! Check it out at She makes wonderful food and is very creative in the kitchen. Thanks for all your help Aggie!

Ready for the oven

Ready to eat!

I usually like to cook simple, easy and quick meals. Here is a very good meatless Baked Ziti with just a few ingredients. Pair it with garlic bread and a side salad and you've got a delicious weekday dinner.

Better Baked Ziti
Recipe by Art Ginsburg Mr. Food Cooks Pasta

1/2 pound ziti
15 oz ricotta cheese
3 cups (12 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
3 cups spaghetti sauce, divided (I really like Gia Russo but use your favorite jarred sauce)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the ziti until just barely tender; drain and place in a large bowl. Mix the ricotta cheese and half of the mozzarella cheese with the ziti. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan; cover the bottom of pan with half the spaghetti sauce. Spoon the ziti mixture into the pan; cover with the remaining spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cheese melts and is lightly golden.

Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: use part-skim ricotta & part-skim mozzarella cheese to lighten it up some



Aggie said...

Yay for your first post!! Jamie, I'm so excited that you are a food blogger! Can't wait to see what you're cooking up!

And now my mouth is watering for baked ziti, and it's only 7am. :) Looks so good!!

Peanut butter and Jelly said...

Good luck on your foodie blog! I love the club members.
Paula & Jacie said...

Jamie, I'll be watching for your food blogs. I'm always on the lookout for something new and easy.

Love the lesson part! We can ALL learn something new!

Anytime you want to test a Mexican recipe, call your next door neighbor. :)

C said...

Mmmmm....this looks/sounds really GREAT!

Kathy said...

Love your blog!!! What a fun adventure you're starting!!! Can't wait to see what you cook up next!!!

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