Baked Ziti IV
We make this routinely to feed large crowds, i.e. teenagers (24+), company, or family event, and we get great feedback.
Improvements: replace cottage cheese with Philadelphia cream cheese.
If you like a bit more seasoning, put in 2 teaspoons (instead of 1) of fresh rosemary and fresh oregano along with some basil, garlic and black pepper.
For large groups, this scales up easily, but allow extra cook time! We make a double recipe in a 11”x17” pan and leave the final layer of cheese off the top and cover it with foil and cook it for 30 minutes and then take the foil off, sprinkle with cheese and cook it for another 30 minutes. Consider making separate dishes with no dairy for those who are lactose intolerant or no meat for vegetarians, but smaller pans won’t need the whole hour of cook time. If you store it in the refrigerator before cooking it, add another 15-30 minutes of cook time depending on pan size.
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Jan. 30, 2015