This took about 10 minutes of prep work, baked for 20 minutes, and then was ready to eat. Super, super super easy. But the best part about it is that it tastes like an Italian mother has been baking it all day long. It's a great baked ziti. I love it. Perfect to set the mood for Sopranos tonight. I would definitely make this again.
Easy Baked Ziti
8 ounces ziti
15 ounce container ricotta cheese
3 cups (about 12 ounces) shredded mozzarella,
3 cups spaghetti sauce, divided (homemade or
bottled, whatever you prefer)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot, cook ziti in boiling water until just barely tender; drain and place in large bowl.
Mix ricotta cheese and 1/2 the mozzarella with the ziti. Cover the bottom of a 9x13" baking pan with cooking spray and spread 1/2 the sauce over the bottom. Put ziti with cheeses in pan; top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan and top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese melts and is lightly golden.
Yield: about 6-8 servings (Lauren's estimate)