Baked Ziti With Meat Sauce or Ziti al Forno

Pasta al forno casserole is baked until it is a cheesy and bubbly perfection

Making cooked ziti is similar to making many Italian pasta dishes in a casserole, but it just might be one of the easiest versions

We're talking total Italian comfort food in one dish. This is a comforting Italian meal to enjoy on a Sunday or even for a special holiday

Ingredients for Baked Ziti With Meat Sauce, Or Ziti al Forno – for meat sauce – 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil – cup chopped onion you can use sweet onion or yellow onion – 2 stalks celery chopped – 2 carrot pieces – 2 cloves minced garlic – 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef You can use a pork/beef mix or however you prefer – 1 cup dry white wine – 2-28 oz crushed tomatoes I can use San Marzano – 6 fresh basil leaves – 2 tsp sea salt – tsp black pepper

Ingredients for Ricotta Layer – 2 pounds ricotta cheese – 2 eggs – 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese – cup grated Pecorino Romano o Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese – 1 tablespoon finely minced Italian parsley leaves – sea ​​salt and ground black pepper – For Pasta: – 16 oz ziti penne rigate or mostaccioli pasta – cup grated Pecorino-Romano o Parmigiano Reggiano divided – 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided – fresh basil leaves

Ingredients for Ricotta Layer – 2 pounds ricotta cheese – 2 eggs – 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese – cup grated Pecorino Romano o Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese – 1 tablespoon finely minced Italian parsley leaves – sea – For Pasta: – 16 oz ziti penne rigate or mostaccioli pasta – cup grated Pecorino-Romano o Parmigiano Reggiano divided – 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided – fresh basil leaves

When you cook the pasta, you have to start it with a layer of mass sauce

Now you have to add fresh basil with half the ricotta mixture, now you have to add mozzarella, grated cheese, some more sauce and the rest of the pasta

After this you have to add some more meat, sauce, and cheese, after that the recipe is ready

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