Calling all cheese lovers! This three cheese baked ziti dish one of my favorite recipes to gift to new moms or anyone who might need a meal. It freezes well and makes enough for two 8×8 inch baking dishes. You can keep one for dinner and give the other one away or freeze it for later. Feel free to throw in a cup of spinach or kale to get in those greens. You could even add a cup of butternut squash puree to the recipe to sneak in some veggies for the kiddos.
15 oz ricotta cheese
5 cups marinara sauce
4 cups shredded mozzarella, divided (1 cup for topping)
1 cup shredded parmesan, divided (1/2 cup for topping)
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 – 8×8 baking dishes
Step 1: Boil the ziti, al dente, according to the directions on the package. Drain and set aside.
Step 2: Mix 15oz ricotta cheese, 5 cups marinara sauce, 3 cups mozzarella, 1/2 cup parmesan and 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning.
Step 3: Combine the ziti pasta with the cheese and marinara sauce mixture. Divide between 2 greased 8×8 baking dishes.
Step 4: Combine the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup parmesan and sprinkle on top of the pasta in the baking dishes.
Step 5: Freeze, gift or bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy!
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