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    Creamy Baked Ziti

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 10 mins

    30 mins

    40 mins

    Ashley L.'s Note:

    I had a favorite restaurant in Chevy Chase, MD that made wonderful ziti. I've tried to duplicate it. This is my best effort. It's my absolute favorite recipe.

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    Marinara Sauce

    Besciamella Sauce


    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package instructions.
    2. 2
      Place olive oil and red wine in sauce pan on medium heat.
    3. 3
      Stir in tomato paste first.
    4. 4
      Add rest of ingredients.
    5. 5
      Simmer for 20 minutes.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, heat milk in a saucepan until it is steaming. Do not boil.
    7. 7
      While milk is heating, melt butter in a seperate saucepan.
    8. 8
      Whisk flour into melted butter. Let cook on medium for about 5 minutes. Keep whisking.
    9. 9
      Once milk is steaming, whisk into butter and flour mixture a cup at a time. It will become thicker as you whisk.
    10. 10
      After all milk is added, bring to a boil for 30 seconds constantly stirring.
    11. 11
      Remove from heat.
    12. 12
      Stir in salt and nutmeg.
    13. 13
      Place half of the cooked ziti noodles on bottom of large casserole dish.
    14. 14
      Spoon on half of the marinara sauce.
    15. 15
      Spoon on half of the besciamella sauce.
    16. 16
      Top with half of mozerella cheese.
    17. 17
    18. 18
      Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Your cheese should brown and bubble.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 10, 2010


      Decadent and very yummy. I used half the amount of cheese and half the amount of besciamella sauce called for in the recipe and it was still very good. The marinara sauce is especially good and I think I'll use it again in other recipes.

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    • on September 06, 2007


      I have not made this recipe but I have been fortunate enough to have eaten this dish that Ashley fixed. It is absolutely wonderful!!!! She needs to share her Italian Cream Cake recipe also.

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Baked Ziti

    Serving Size: 1 (467 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 792.8
    Calories from Fat 361
    Total Fat 40.1 g
    Saturated Fat 20.4 g
    Cholesterol 103.3 mg
    Sodium 2015.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 21.2 g
    Protein 32.9 g

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