“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses

August 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses. Something delicious is coming from the oven, how about a Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses! Rigatoni Pasta, Cloves, Oregano, and Ricotta Cheese are just some of the ingredients you’ll be using to make this week’s recipe! It from the CooksRecipes website, one of my favorites. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses
Your whole family will love this delicious lasagna-like casserole that uses ziti pasta in place of the traditional noodles.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1 cup water
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
12 ounces rigatoni pasta, cooked according to package directions

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic and fennel seeds and sauté until onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in oregano and sage, cook 30 seconds and add tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and water. Simmer until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
2 – Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease a 9x13x2-inch glass baking dish.
3 – In medium bowl combine ricotta cheese and egg. Season with salt and pepper.
4 – Spread 1/4 of sauce over bottom of prepared baking dish. Layer 1/3 of cooked pasta over. Drop half of ricotta mixture over by spoonfuls and sprinkle with 1/3 of the mozzarella then ladle 1/4 of sauce over . Repeat layering with another 1/3 of pasta, remaining ricotta mixture, 1/3 of the mozzarella, 1/4 of sauce and remaining pasta. Ladle remaining sauce over and sprinkle with remaining 1/3 of mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.
5 – Cover casserole with aluminum foil and bake until heated through, about 45 minutes, removing cover after 30 minutes to allow cheese to brown.

Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/baked-ziti-with-three-cheeses-recipe.html

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