Prep Time:
11 Mins
Cook Time:
40 Mins
6 to 8 servings

If you're craving Italian food for dinner, this baked three-cheese ziti pasta dish Is the perfect solution.  Serve with garlic bread and a mixed green salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add 2 cups marinara sauce, half of mozzarella cheese, half of Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, pesto, and red pepper, stirring gently to blend.

Step 2

Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 13" x 9" baking dish. Spoon remaining marinara sauce over pasta; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Step 3

Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve extra Parmesan at the table.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008

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