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Barilla® Baked Ziti with Cheese


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Barilla® Baked Ziti with Cheese
PREPARATION TIME
35 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Medium

TYPE
Main course


TYPE OF RECIPE
Vegetarian


Ingredients for 8 people


1 BOX Barilla® Ziti
2 CUPS Barilla® Marinara Sauce
2 2/3 TABLESPOONS Kosher Salt Divided
5 TABLESPOONS Butter
4 TABLESPOONS Flour
3 CUPS Milk 1/2 TEASPOON Nutmeg
1 POUND Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese Cut Into 1/4-Inch Cubes
1/2 CUP Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Freshly Grated
1/2 CUP Fresh Breadcrumb



Preparation
1. Besciamella sauce: heat butter in a medium sauce pan until melted

2. Add flour and stir until smooth

3. cook over medium heat until light golden brown, about 6 to 7 minutes

4. Meanwhile, heat the milk in separate pan until just about to boil

5. Add milk to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth and bring to a boil

6. Cook 30 seconds and remove from heat

7. Season with nutmeg and 2 teaspoons salt and set aside

8. Preheat the oven to 425° f

9. Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot and add 2 tablespoons salt (optional)

10. Cook Ziti for 30 seconds less than the package instructions

11. Add Marinara Sauce, besciamella sauce, Mozzarella, and grated cheese to the Ziti and mix well

12. Divide ziti and sauce mixture among six individual gratin dishes

13. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs

14. Bake for about 20 minutes, until bubbling and crusty on top

15. Serve immediately