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      Cheesy Baked Ziti

      6 oz ziti pasta
      1 egg
      15 oz ricotta cheese
      1/2 tsp garlic powder
      1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, optional
      2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
      4 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, homemade or from a jar
      1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

      Preheat oven to 350°.

      Prepare pasta according to package directions for “al dente.” Drain.

      In a large bowl, beat egg. Add ricotta cheese garlic powder, basil and 1 cup of the mozzarella. Mix well.

      Add cooked pasta and 2 cups of the spaghetti sauce.

      Pour 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce in a 9 x 13 pan.

      Top with the ziti mixture. Top with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over the sauce.

      Cover with foil, and bake 20 min. Remove foil and bake another 10 to 20 min until golden brown and bubbly.

      Let the pasta rest 10 minutes before serving.  Serves 8

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Cheesy Baked Ziti