- 1 (12 oz) box ziti or penne
- 2 (25 oz) jars pasta sauce
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
- 1 egg
- 1 (16 oz) container ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 Tbsp parsley
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Nonstick cooking spray
Spray a 3-quart baking dish. Cook pasta according to package directions but slightly undercooking; drain. In a medium bowl combine pasta sauce and Italian seasoning. Remove 2 cups and set aside. Stir remaining sauce into cooked pasta.
Place half of the pasta mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese on top.
In a medium bowl, beat egg and stir in ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, and salt until blended.
Place over the mozzarella cheese by dolloping with a spoon and gently spread. Top with remaining pasta, then sprinkle with 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Spread remaining pasta sauce evenly to edges of dish, coating all pasta.
Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until very hot in center and edges are bubbly.
Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese melts.
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Italian
- Calories: 490