December 16, 2017

Luxury Pasta Moments Photo Contest {Recipe: Baked Ziti}

For almost 100 years, Luxury Pasta has been bringing families around the dinner table for pasta filled meals. Pasta is such a versatile ingredient and can be made into a dish that fits your family and now through the Luxury Pasta Moments Photo Contest, Luxury Pasta wants to know what home means to you.

Through the Luxury Pasta Facebook Page they are hosting a Pasta Moments Photo Contest!
The grand prize is a Kindle Fire!
The contest ends March 4, 2012 and will also have weekly giveaways!

Go to the Luxury Pasta Facebook Page and enter a photo containing pasta
and the completed caption,

“Somewhere in America, home is…”. 

“Somewhere in America, home is preparing dinner with my son!”

Ever since my son attended cooking school for kids he loves to help me in the kitchen.
He’s a pretty good mini-chef and last week we made Baked Ziti for the first time.

Since he is becoming more selective (that is a nice way of saying PICKY!)  about what he eats,
I have tried including him more in the cooking process
because he’s more open to eating what he cooks!

Here is our recipe for Baked Ziti:

Baked Ziti
A quick and easy pasta dish that the entire family will enjoy!
  • 4 cups Luxury Penne Rigate Pasta
  • 1 jar (26 ox) Marinara Sauce {I used a chunky vegetable}
  • 1 can (14½ oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 oz Cream Cheese, cubed
  • ¾ cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 8 oz Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (or Italian Blend)
  • ⅓ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot as directed per packaging, omitting salt.
  3. Drain pasta and set aside
  4. Combine marinara sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese to same pot
  5. Cook on medium heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently
  6. Mix pasta into sauce
  7. Layer half the pasta mixture in a 13x9 inch baking dish
  8. Cover with spoonfuls of the Ricotta cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  9. Layer the other half of the pasta mixture on top
  10. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan
  11. Bake 20 minutes, or until heated through
This pasta dish can be assembled ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 8 hours, When ready to serve, back, uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes, or until heated through.





Disclosure: Sponsored post by Luxury Pasta. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!

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