Baked Ziti with Homemade Sauce from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

What you need:


1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, finely diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1- 26.46 ounce Pomi Chopped Tomatoes

3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon sugar

salt and pepper, as needed

1 pound ziti pasta, cooked according to package directions

1- 15 ounce Ricotta cheese

8 ounces shredded mozzarella, divided

fresh parsley, chopped for garnish


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, stirring often. Then add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Simmer for 30 minutes, reducing heat to medium low. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine cooked ziti, ricotta cheese and 4 ounces of the mozzarella until evenly mixed. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and spread evenly. Pour the sauce over the pasta and spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella on top and bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese starts to brown.

Serve topped with fresh parsley or parmesan cheese.

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