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Baked Ziti with Cheese Recipe

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Try Barilla's baked ziti with cheese recipe made with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. This classic Italian-American casserole is perfect for cheese lovers!

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Ingredients 8 Servings

Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Ziti
  • 2 cups Barilla® Marinara Sauce
  • 2 ⅔ tablespoons kosher salt, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pound Buffalo Mozzarella cheese, cut Into 1/4-inch cubes
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
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  • For the Bechamel sauce: heat butter in a medium sauce pan until melted. Add flour and stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat until light golden brown, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the milk in separate pan until just about to boil.
  • Add milk to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth and bring to a boil. Cook 30 seconds and remove from heat.
  • Season with nutmeg and 2 teaspoons salt and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  • Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot and add 2 tablespoons salt (optional).
  • Cook pasta for 30 seconds less than the package instructions.
  • Add Marinara sauce, Bechamel, mozzarella, and grated cheese to the pasta and mix well.
  • Divide pasta and sauce mixture among six individual gratin dishes. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until bubbling and crusty on top. Serve immediately.
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