Ziti Baked With Ricotta Cheese
|Ricotta cheese||12 Ounce|
|Eggs||2 , beaten|
|Grated parmesan cheese||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Chopped fresh parsley||2 Tablespoon|
|Marinara sauce||3 Cup (48 tbs) (Homemade Or Jarred)|
|Mozzarella cheese||8 Ounce, cut into 1/2-inch cubes|
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook ziti in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water; drain well.
2. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix to blend well.
3. Toss cooked ziti with 2 cups marinara sauce. Place half the pasta in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Top with ricotta mixture and half the mozzarella cubes. Top with remaining ziti, marinara sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake until casserole is heated through and cheese is bubbly and lightly browned on top, 30 to 35 minutes.