Baked ziti

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Baked zitti
Baked Ziti (cropped).jpg
Baked zitti with tomato sauce and cheese
Type Casserole
Main ingredients
Ziti pasta, sauce (tomatoes, cheese)
Cookbook:Baked zitti  Baked zitti

Baked ziti is a baked casserole dish made with ziti macaroni and sauce characteristic of Italian-American cuisine.

In many recipes, the zitti are first cooked separately while a tomato and cheese sauce is prepared, which may include meat, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and more. The cooked and drained ziti are then combined with the cooked sauce, which may be layered with additional varieties of cheeses, baked in the oven, and served hot. A similar al forno dish with a different type of pasta is baked mostaccioli which, in Italian means (loosely) "of the chicken".

Baked zitti has been characterized as a dish that "has remained a standby for generations" in Italian-American homes and restaurants.[1]

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  1. ^ Oseland, James (2011). Saveur New American Comfort Food. Chronicle Books. p. 75. ISBN 0811878015. Retrieved February 2013. 
  • Bastianich, Lidia Matticchio; Manuali, Tanya Bastianich (2011). Lidia's Italy in America. Random House Digital, Inc. ISBN 0307595676. Retrieved February 2013. 
  • Giada De Laurentiis, Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes, Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2005.
  • Marguerite DiMino Buonopane, The North End Italian Cookbook, Globe Pequot Press, 2004.
  • John Mariani, The Italian-American Cookbook: A Feast of Food from a Great American Cooking Tradition, Harvard Common Press, 2000.

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