Recipe: Delicious Tony's Baked Ziti - Secret Recipes

Recipe: Delicious Tony's Baked Ziti

Tony's Baked Ziti.

Tony's Baked Ziti You can cook Tony's Baked Ziti using 24 ingredients and 14 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Tony's Baked Ziti

  1. Prepare of Pasta.
  2. You need 1 lb of ziti.
  3. Prepare 1 tbsp of salt.
  4. You need of Red Sauce.
  5. You need 1 lb of sausage.
  6. It’s 4 cloves of garlic (medium), diced.
  7. You need 1 oz of fresh spinach leaves, shredded.
  8. Prepare 2 oz of feta cheese.
  9. You need 1 tsp of pepper.
  10. Prepare 1 tsp of salt.
  11. Prepare 1 of and 1/2 tsp dried oregano.
  12. Prepare 1 of and 1/2 tsp dried basil.
  13. Prepare 1 tsp of dried thyme.
  14. Prepare 2 (28 oz) of cans of San Marzano tomatoes, removed and diced.
  15. It’s 1/4 cup of fresh basil (chopped).
  16. It’s of White Sauce.
  17. You need 8 oz of cream cheese spread.
  18. It’s 15 oz of ricotta.
  19. It’s 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  20. You need 1 oz of parmesan cheese.
  21. Prepare of Topping.
  22. You need 1 cup of shredded mozzarella.
  23. It’s 1 oz of parmesan cheese (shredded).
  24. You need 1/4 cup of fresh basil (shredded).

Tony's Baked Ziti instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bring 4 quarts water to roiling boil. Add 1 lb ziti and salt to water and boil for 10 minutes..
  2. Reserve 1/3 cup pasta water. Drain pasta and set aside..
  3. Brown sausage and diced garlic over medium heat until fully cooked..
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and add spinach until wilted, and toss with feta cheese..
  5. Add salt, pepper, oregano, dried basil, thyme, chopped canned tomatoes and pasta water..
  6. Cover and simmer for 12 to 14 minutes..
  7. While red sauce is simmering, in a large mixing bowl combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese, mozzarella and parmesan until well mixed..
  8. When red sauce is finished cooking, add 2 cups of red sauce to white sauce and mix. After mixing, reserve 1 cup of red-white sauce in separate bowl..
  9. Add pasta to large mixing bowl and mix..
  10. Pour pasta into baking dish. Layer on red-white sauce, red sauce, mozzarella and cheese..
  11. Bake for 23 minutes..
  12. Broil for 2 minutes on high..
  13. Remove from oven and add shredded parmesan cheese. Allow to cool for 5 – 7 minutes and serve..
  14. Garnish with fresh basil..