Creamy Ziti

Jamie Geller's spills her secrets in this cooking demo. Sponsored by Labriute Meals.

Creamy Ziti

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 1 to 1 hour, 15 minutes
Chill Time: none
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

1 (1-pound) box penne rigate
2 (26-ounce) jars prepared marinara sauce
1 (32-ounce) container ricotta cheese
2 (8-ounce) packages shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Cook ziti about 2 to 3 minutes less than package directions for al dente pasta. Drain, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, mix marinara sauce, ricotta and 1 cup of mozzarella.
4. Combine ziti and sauce mixture and stir until well combined, making sure there are no dry patches of pasta. Pour into pan and spread to edges.
5. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella over ziti to cover.
6. Bake, covered, at 375° for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Uncover and continue baking until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
7. Serve hot, straight out of the pan.

One of the secrets to this ziti is that the pasta is slightly undercooked before it goes into the oven, which helps prevent it from becoming too mushy.

Wesley Kosher Supermarket donated all the groceries for this episode.

Wesley Kosher Supermarket.
455 Rt. 306
Monsey, NY
Phone: 845.364.7217

Comments (6)

(6) , August 19, 2010 1:13 AM

Great recipe! and so simple. Thanks so much :)

(5) A. Med, February 3, 2009 8:53 PM


Thank you! I'd love to see more of your cokking videos!

(4) c, February 3, 2009 12:02 PM


Great "seeing" you again, Jamie! B'Hatzlacha.

(3) aliza, February 1, 2009 1:12 PM

looks delicious!

Jamie,Please make more cooking films!

(2) Gwenn, February 1, 2009 10:55 AM

ziti directions tip

Before you put the foil over the pan, a good idea is to spray the foil with a cooking spray. This will keep the cheese and pasta from sticking to the foil. What a shame to put all that delicious cheese on top and find it stuck to the foil!

(1) P.J. Joachim, February 1, 2009 9:47 AM

I think my grandchildren will enjoy this.

My grandchildren love anything with pasta sauce, and I won't have to make it from scratch!


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