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Baked Ziti Casserole

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What a yummy looking recipe for Baked Ziti Casserole? The famous Baked Ziti Casserole is served at the European table as a yummy Breakfast. Once you try out this Baked Ziti Casserole recipe, don't forget to inform me what you think about it .
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Dried basil leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ziti macaroni 1 Pound
  Ricotta cheese 30 Ounce
  Mozzarella cheese 8 Ounce
  Eggs 2
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan 3 Tablespoon
  Olive oil/Salad oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Canned italian tomatoes 35 Ounce
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Cook ziti as package label directs.

3. In hot oil in 6-quart kettle prepare the sauce by sautéing onion and garlic until golden-brown. This will take about 10 minutes.
4. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, 1-1/2 cups water, 2 tablespoons parsley, 1 table- spoon salt, the sugar, oregano, basil, and 1/4 tea- spoon pepper; mix well, mashing tomatoes with fork. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, 1 hour.
5. Prepare the cheese layer in a large bowl by mixing the ricotta, mozzarella, 1/3 cup Parmesan, the eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper. Beat with wooden spoon until blended.
6. Spoon a little sauce into a 5-quart casserole.
7. Layer a third of ziti, cheese mixture, and remaining sauce. Sprinkle sauce with 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Repeat twice till all of the sauce and cheese is used up. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes, or until bubbling in center.

8. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 511 Calories from Fat 225

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.8%

Saturated Fat 12 g59.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 107.6 mg35.9%

Sodium 653.7 mg27.2%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.5%

Dietary Fiber 7.3 g29.1%

Sugars 8.1 g

Protein 27 g53.5%

Vitamin A 37.3% Vitamin C 31%

Calcium 40.8% Iron 21.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Baked Ziti Casserole Recipe