Friday, February 17, 2012
Ziti al Forno
I made this recipe by pure chance, after sifting through numerous ziti recipes on cooking websites for a few weeks. I decided to use my Sunday Gravy (insert your shocked face!), and a few of my favorite cheeses. It took a few tries, but I have to say this is one of my favorite Sunday dinner dishes now. Enjoy, and don't forget the red wine!
5-6 cups Sunday Gravy
1 lb ziti
1 1/2 lbs fresh ricotta
1 lb buffalo mozzarella
1 cup shredded Parmigiano Reggiano
1/2 cup Pecorino Romano
1/4 cup Asiago (this cheese has a stronger flavor, and not everyone is a fan. Again, add or remove any cheeses you like)
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1. Mix all the cheeses except the Asiago together in a large bowl. Add the basil. Set aside.
4. Add half of the cooked ziti to the pan, and half of the cheese mixture on top. Cover with another 2 cups of the gravy.
7. Cover the ziti with tinfoil, and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover, and cook for another 15 minutes, making sure the cheese is completely melted. Remove from the oven, and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.