|Alternative names||Baked pasta|
|Place of origin||Italy|
|Region or state||Northern|
|Main ingredients||Ziti pasta, sauce (tomatoes, cheese)|
In many recipes, the ziti 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.
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