Why, Yes, I DO Make a Mean Baked Ziti:
Admittedly, I’ve never been much of a cook. But I retired a while back, and I’ve taken on more of the cooking chores in our household. I started making baked ziti maybe six months ago, slavishly following a recipe I’d found on the intertubes. But after a few times, I started branching out, making it my own, changing things from one edition to the next.
Last night’s iteration used a pound of cooked ziti and a pound each of hot Italian sausage and ground turkey. When the meats were almost browned, into the pan went a chopped large red onion to sauté until translucent. Then simmered with marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning and thyme.
Then onto layering ingredients in a Dutch oven. First, three large ladles of the meat, onions, tomatoes, then a layer of ziti, then ricotta, provolone, and mozzarella. Repeat the layering twice. Atop the last of the sauce, Parmesan cheese and parsley. Into the oven for a half hour at 355°F.
More than enough for the four of us so plenty of leftovers.
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