This is a very good basic recipe to follow, I am sure. However I totally altered it in so many ways. I used ground turkey for which I seasoned very well in the morning w/ italian dressing mix , salt, pepper, worchester sauce, cyanne pepper, lawry's season salt, garlic powder, italian season, basil & onion powder. I did this at 9am that morning put in the fridge to marinate. I also diced up Kielbasa sausage small & added it to regular breakfast hot sausage & chorizo sausage. The Chorizo added an extra flavor to it w/o making it taste mexican. I used the oil left from that to cook down the onions , fresh minced garlic, and fresh cut parsely. I made my own sauce by added can of diced tomatoes, ketchup, & tomato paste w/ some added water to create more sauce. Like the other reviewers I mixed my pasta & sauce together then layered it w/ munster cheese, parmesan, feta, & mozzarella. I wanted my baked Ziti meaty as well as cheesy.
I topped the baked ziti w/ extra sharp cheddar , mozzarella, & parmesan romano cheese which baked a nice crust on it. OMG it was so good, & it didn't feel heavy or too rich I think because I used ground turkey.
You must definently cover the Ziti w/ foil while cooking in the oven so it will not dry. I did a lot of prep work because of what I added but it was so worth it.. I will do this again. it was so much food I ended up with two pans, glad I made enough sauce everything came out perfect. This was my 1st time making Baked Ziti
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This is a very good basic recipe to follow, I am sure. However I totally altered it in so many...