Baked Ziti

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed with the side of a knife blade, and minced
  • 1 (29 to 32-ounce) can crushed red tomatoes in puree
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, plus about 6 small sprigs for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt
  • 1 pound dried ziti pasta
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) shredded Parmesan
Directions
  • Heat canola oil in a saute pan over medium heat and add onion and garlic. Saute until the onions become translucent. Add tomatoes, parsley, basil, and Italian seasoning. Cover and let simmer about 25 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bring a pot of water to boiling for the pasta. Add salt and pasta and boil until pasta is al dente - about 10 minutes.

  • Drain pasta well stir into pot of sauce. Transfer to a baking dish and top with cheeses. Bake until cheese is melted.


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