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This recipe was SO simple and really tasted delicious! Glad I found it!

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Jillian B. January 06, 2014

This recipe is "easy" but I can't say that I cared much for it as it was. Sooo...
I browned up about 1/2 lb of lean ground pork to add a bit of protein value, and then added the sauce to it. Speaking of sauce, I like the Newman's Socarooni sauce.. but for a pound of pasta, two pounds or ricotta and a pound and a half of mozzarella.. a small jar of sauce simply wasn't enough to hold the balance.. so.. I doubled it. I also added a few good twists of black pepper, some crushed red pepper flake and some Italian-blend seasoning to the cheese mixture before assembling everything. I also took the cup and a half of cheese for the top and tossed it with a bit of Parmesan and a tablespoon and a half of olive oil (to eliminate the long stringing stretches of cheese when serving this beast.) before I layered it over the ziti and sauce. I increased the oven time to about 40 minutes to give the cheese a good brown and bubble character, and the second go at this dish turned out much better. My kids love it this way, so I'm not complaining.

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NeoChef January 22, 2013

So easy and sooo good!!! I made exactly as written, except I added about 4oz more pasta sauce to the top, than called for (that's the was the kids like it). This is a keeper! Thanks Plasic Chef!!!

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LI-Ray December 24, 2011

This was very easy to put together, and turned out just wonderful. We needed to add a lot of salt and pepper to suit out taste buds, but other than that I would not make any other adjustments the next time I make this. The ricotta cheese really makes this dish delicious. Yummmmmy!

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NorthwestGal November 10, 2008

Very easy, very good. I used cottage cheese because I already had it in the fridge. Thank you :)

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LilPinkieJ September 22, 2008

I tried this recipe for the first time while on vacation. I had only a few minutes in a WalMart to shop for everything I would need so this recipe looked like a winner. I halved the recipe and used whole wheat pasta which came in a smaller box than 16 oz. I purchased part skim ricotta - 16 oz. I also only purchased 2 cups of part skim mozzarella so I had to make do. For the pasta sauce, I used Paul Newman's Socarooni sauce. I served this with a caesar bag salad and tomatoes with fresh basil and some of the shredded mozzarella. This fed 4 people very well. Very easy - almost TOO easy to be as good as it was!

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Mrs Majors July 30, 2008
Easy Baked Ziti