Tyler Florence shares his recipe for Baked Ziti. He starts a pan of salted water heating up for the ziti pasta. He crumbles spicy pork Italian sausage and sweet pork Italian sausage and adds them to a saute pan with a bit of oil to start browning. He adds chopped fresh basil and thyme to the sausage. He also adds sliced onions and crushed garlic to the sausage. He opens a can of whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes and crushes them by hand and adds them to the sausage to make the sauce. Tyler drains the cooked ziti and adds it back to the pot in which it cooked, then adds the sauce to the ziti and stirs it together. He adds chopped up mozzarella and fresh grated Parmesan to the pasta. He adds a little chile flake to add some spice. He pours the ziti into a baking dish, sprinkles more Parmesan cheese on top and makes a “roof” with slices of buffalo mozzarella cheese. He bakes it at 375 degrees F.
Giada De Laurentiis makes a classic Italian pasta dish featuring Orecchiette, which means "little ears" in Italian. The ear-shaped pasta helps scoop up the sauteed breadcrumbs, prosciutto, parmesan cheese and parsley in this tasty recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.