This is my go to recipe every year, as I am begged to make ziti every year for our Potluck Christmas party at work. Making it in a crockpot assures you won't have too much to fit in the pan, but you also won't get the perfect baked texture and you'll need to adjust your sauce to your desired dryness level. I tried this last year, and while enjoyed by all, I felt just the sour cream made it too twangy and I had tons left over. This year I made my sauce separate and let it stew awhile adding in spices/flavoring to my liking rather than just opening two generic cans of sauce. The sour cream is a nice touch but I used only just enough to "butter" my noodles with after boiling. I also felt ziti desparately needs ricotta so I replaced the sour cream in the middle with ricotta. A mixture of beef and italian sausage gives a more authentic flavor of ziti as well. There were 11 people total at our Christmas party this year and I barely had a serving to take home with me. Nevertheless, as written, the recipe is still very good and will get rave reviews.
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This is my go to recipe every year, as I am begged to make ziti every year for our Potluck...