Here's another recipe from Kraft Food & family magazine. I have been wanting to make it for a while but I thought it would be extra good with some homemade marinara. so today I made both! Here is the step by step for the Ziti...
4 cups ziti pasta, uncooked
1 jar (26 oz) marinara sauce (or equivalent)
1 can diced tomatoes
6 oz cream cheese**
3/4 cup sour cream
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
**I happened to have some Philly Cooking Cream so I used it in place of the cream cheese
You may have noticed there is no marinara sauce in the picture. Well, it was still cooking. Here you go:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cook ziti according to package instructions.
In the pot you cooked the pasta in, combine the marinara, tomatoes and cream cheese.
Stir and cook over medium heat until cream cheese is melted. Add in the pasta.
Layer half the pasta in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Top with the sour cream and 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella.
Add the remaining pasta and top with the rest of the shredded cheese and the Parmesan.
Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.
I was very pleased with the flavor here. The recipe also said you could assemble the dish and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. If so, then increase cooking time to 35 minutes or heated through.
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