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American-style Baked Ziti

Pasta Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Baking Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 - box (16 ounces) Ziti
  • 3 - Tablespoons butter
  • 3 - Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 - teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 - teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 - cups milk
  • 4 - (approx. 2 pounds) tomatoes
  • 1/2 - cup Parmigiano cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/4 - cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 - cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • 1 - Tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

Cook Ziti as directed, drain and set aside.

  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Cook 1 minute or until bubbly.
  3. Gradually stir in milk. Cook 2-3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350F.

  1. Peel, seed and chop 3 tomatoes. Slice remaining tomato. Set aside.
  2. In a small cup, combine bread crumbs and olive oil and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together pasta, white sauce, chopped tomatoes, cheese and basil.
  4. Place pasta mixture in a baking dish; arrange tomato slices on top and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

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