This is like my little family secret – this recipe is ridiculous. It’s been made and is requested at many events. Put this next to catered food at a party and no one would know you made it yourself. Apparently, back when we lived in Brooklyn, our very Italian neighbor taught my mother how to make this. Now, this recipe is being passed on to all that should try it. It’ll become a monthly favorite.
I can’t even describe the deliciousness, you have to try it for yourself, its SO easy you have no excuse not to.
Chunky Baked Ziti
1 box of ziti pasta
1 16 oz package of mozzarella cheese (any)
1 jar of ricotta cheese (15 oz) part skim is fine
1 24 oz jar of tomato sauce – any kind (or make your own!)
1 tbsp Basil
1 tbsp Oregano
Bring the pasta to a boil. Drain. Preheat the oven to 350. Meanwhile, cut the mozzarella cheese into small cubes. In a mixing bowl, combine the mozz cheese, ricotta cheese, egg, sauce, and herbs. Mix well. In a pan, add pasta and pour the mixture over the pasta, using a spoon to spread throughout. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then uncover the pan and bake for another 5.
this is one of my favorite foods. The mozzarella chunks are so good when you eat the ziti it shouldnt be legal – enjoy!