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surprising baked ziti


a different twist on baked ziti


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  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Oil an 8x8 baking dish
  3. Cook pasta in salted water for 7 min
  4. Drain
  5. And tinse
  6. Heat 1 1 / 2 tbsp of the oil in a pan over med- low heat
  7. Cook onion until it becomes translucent
  8. Add garlic and cook it for 30 sec
  9. Add tomato
  10. Salt
  11. And bay leaf
  12. Raise heat to medium
  13. Simmer mixture for 10 min or until it gets very thick
  14. Remove the bay leaf and stir in 1 / 4 tsp pepper
  15. In a bowl
  16. Combine the pesto
  17. Half the parmesan
  18. The ricotta
  19. 1 cup of the mozzarella
  20. And the remaining black pepper
  21. Put 1 / 2 of the pasta in the baking dish
  22. Top with 1 / 3 of the sauce
  23. Spread entire cheese mixture evenly over the sauce
  24. Cover with the remaining pasta
  25. Sauce
  26. And cheese
  27. Drizzle 1 / 2 tbsp olive oil over the top layer of cheese
  28. Bake until bubbling
  29. Let stand at least 10 minutes before cutting

Step 18

Total Time in Minute 50

Ingredients Count 12

cooking surprising baked ziti

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Ziti pasta

Olive oil


Minced garlic cloves

Ricotta cheese

Parmesan cheese

Crushed tomatoes


Bay leaf

Fresh black pepper

Mozzarella cheese

Pesto sauce

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