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Ziti in a creamy tomato sauce with lots of cheese is baked in individual serving dishes for this gourmet weeknight meal.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • 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 degrees F.

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

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

  • Add Marinara Sauce, bechamel sauce, mozzarella, and grated cheese to the ziti and mix well.

  • Divide ziti and sauce mixture among six individual gratin dishes. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until bubbling and crusty on top. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

578 calories; protein 24.5g; carbohydrates 61.6g; fat 25.7g; cholesterol 75.4mg; sodium 2428.9mg. Full Nutrition