By berly333 on July 18, 2008
Photo by JackieOhNo!
Photo by JackieOhNo!
"From the TV show, only one pan, easy clean-up and very good flavor."
Serving Size: 1 (542 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This has become a family favorite. I use rigatoni instead of ziti, and two 14 1/2 oz cans of petite diced tomatoes w garlic & olive oil instead 28 oz of crushed. It is fantastic!"
"One of the easiest, if not the easiest pasta recipe I've ever made. I pan fried some italian style chicken sausage before hand and added it back in to enhance the flavor. WOW! ok? WOW! Can be made very easily and efficiently at a fire station."
"I love this recipe! I've also been known to add in some zucchini (sauteed in butter and garlic) as well as mushrooms."
"Doctored this one quiet a bit - fresh tomatoes, added ground beef, mushrooms. and squash. Italian seasoning. Sour cream instead of heavy cream. Italian cheese blend. But followed basic process. All very good."
"Wonderful, really the best pasta dish I have ever had! I'm in a little town so there was no cream except whipping or sour. Whipping being out of the question because of sugar it was off to the races with sour cream. Turned out really well. Also, had to use dried Basil, about a teaspoon, and then put thin slices of red bell pepper under the mozzarela before baking. This added a really great, meaty texture that left everyone wanting more. You won't be disappointed with this one."
"The ziti was delicious! I doubled the recipe. ( I like blessing my neighbors that don't have home cooked meals) Hence the "doubling" Having only the one frying pan to clean makes it a keeper also!"
"Easy and good!"
"Delicious! I made this for an Oscar Night dinner and grilled up some sausages to go along with it. Me & the hubs were impressed! As I was making it, I realized I forgot the fresh basil!! Panic ensued but, luckily, I had some dried and after a little "googling" worked out the equivalent. Worked fine, but would have preferred the fresh. So easy and I'll make it again and again!"
"Great recipe!!!!! My children absolutley loved it as did I and the misses!!!!!"
"Excellent recipe, I make this often. Our favorite variation is using dried tortellini for the pasta."
"this recipe is basically the only reason I have gotten through law school. I can't afford takeout, and don't have time to cook, but this recipe feeds my family for two or three days at a time with a salad, and we never get sick of it! Only one pot to wash, means I can make it on a weeknight, even if I don't get home until 8!"
"If you are working person with limited time for cooking during the week, you MUST give this a try! The results of this dish for time invested are superb! It is truly a 30-minute meal. Be sure to use the Fresh Parm, it makes big difference. Served with Garlic French Bread. [Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag]"
"This is so delicious and so easy! A definite keeper!"
"Super easy and adaptable. We also use ground beef or ground italian sausage. I usually use half and half instead of cream. The tomatoes are usually at least half sauce and half petite diced. The recipe is a bit misleading though. The serving size says 4 but this would easily feed 8 when served with a salad and bread. My whole family of 7 love this (and have leftovers)!"
"THANK YOU for postings this!!!!! I had printed this during my free trial of America's Test Kitchen's website after seeing it on TV and my copy of this recipe disappeared! We love this recipe and also make adjustments as needed, it is so easy and perfect! Thank you again!"
"Loved it. Great weeknight recipe."
"This is an excellent recipe! I have made this so many times since I found it! I have made it as the recipe states, but it is also a wonderful way to use leftover spaghetti sauce. Thanks for a yummy easy recipe!"
"This was very easy. I followed the recipe except I did not have fresh basil. The equivalent is 1/3 of fresh but I think a little less would have been better but it was still very good. I agree that it seemed to still be too watery after the cooking time, not too much but perhaps start with less would be better, but as it sits a bit which i recommend to cool it down, it absorbs and thickens. I served it with take and bake breadsticks from Woodman's brushed with butter out of the oven-Yum."