Friday, April 24, 2009

Five Cheese Baked Ziti

---- Sauce ----
2 large cans crushed tomatoes
2 small cans tomato sauce
2 small cans tomato paste
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. pepper

---- Ziti ----
2 lbs. ziti
2 15 oz. pkgs. of ricotta cheese, skim or whole
2 cups shredded swiss cheese
2 cups parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded provolone
2 cups crumbled bleu cheese

1. Make sauce first. Combine all ingredients and simmer for 1hour or until ready to use.
2. In large bowl combine all the remaining ingredients and mixwell. Add in half the sauce and mix well.
3. When ziti is cooked drain very well and add in to sauce andcheese mixture. Mix well.
4. In 1 or 2 baking dishes pour in ziti mixture and you may wantto add some sauce to the top and garnish with sauce and parsley.
5. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Let set in oven for 15 moreminutes and serve.
6. Serve with salad and bread.

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