I know!!! I know!!!...there are hundreds of recipes for Baked Ziti.
So, why try mine?? Making baked ziti should be simple...pasta, tomato sauce, covered in cheese.
Well, my recipe involves a little more work...but, I promise you that it will be a lot more than overcooked pasta in a jarred tomato sauce topped with rubbery cheese!!! This recipe is huge on flavor and is still easy to make.
You will turn a tired old casserole into a dish worthy of dinner parties...rich and flavorful!!! One additional note: I use cottage cheese, instead of ricotta.
I find that the cottage cheese is creamier and tangier than ricotta, and not quite as grainy.
I also cook the pasta less than al dente, because it will continue to cook as it absorbs the sauce while it bakes...that way the ziti isn't overcooked.