Oven Baked Ziti

2014-03-08
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 60m

Oven baked ziti.Pasta with two cheeses,mushrooms and marinara sauce cooked in oven.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (480 g) ziti or another tubular pasta
  • 15 oz (450 g) ricotta cheese
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella(divided)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg,beaten
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 8 oz (240 g) fresh mushrooms,sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic,peeled and minced
  • 4 cups (1 L) marinara sauce

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

Step 2

In a large nonstick skillet,heat olive oil the add mushrooms and garlic. Cook,stirring,until mushrooms are tender.

Step 3

Remove from the heat and stir in spinach,letting wilt from the remaining heat. Set aside and let to cool.

Step 4

In a large pot,boil water. Cook pasta in boiled water,according cooking instructions(about 5-7 minutes).

Step 5

In a mixing bowl,combine Parmesan cheese,ricotta cheese,1 cup of mozzarella cheese and beaten egg. Mix well and stir cheese mixture into cooled spinach mixture.

Step 6

Drain cooked pasta and let it cool,the stir it into the cheese mixture as well.

Step 7

In a casserole dish,layer the marinara sauce and pasta with cheese mixture,starting with marinara sauce on bottom. Top with half of pasta and cheese mixture the cover with another sauce mixture.

Step 8

Layer with remaining half of pasta and cheese mixture . Cover with final layer of marinara sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.

Step 9

Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

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