For me, it means I need to make a baked pasta right now. What more could you ask for? What does it all mean? I make lots of extra sauce which can be frozen and used over pasta or even on your next pizza. Add vodka tomato sauce and 1 cup of the low fat Mozzarella cheese and mix well. Add the sauce to the ziti in the pot and stir to coat it thoroughly. There are a few parts to this dish but when they come together, it’s worth it. It is an easy friend and family favorite and serves quite a crowd. This amazing Baked Ziti recipe is layered with Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, sweet marinara sauce and plenty of mozzarella. Baked Ziti With Vodka Sauce. Penne alla vodka is normally a marinara sauce with some cream and vodka added to it. Well, maaaybe some extra Parmesan cheese on top. It is a simple and hearty Italian vegetarian casserole that's made by layering penne pasta (a cylinder-shaped pasta with ends cut at an angle) with marinara sauce and a smooth, creamy ricotta cheese mixture. Baked Penne Pasta with ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses tastes like baked ziti or lasagna-- with minimal prep work. Buon Appetito. You can follow this recipe to the tee or simplify it with less ingredients. Baked Ziti makes an appearance. I have made this more like a Baked Ziti and a Penne alla Vodka by adding some ricotta, Parmesano and mozzarella and baking the whole thing. Pasta. Bake at 375 degrees for ten minutes or until the cheese on top is brown and bubbly. The Best Baked Penne Recipe. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of Mozzarella cheese and the remaining Tablespoon of Parsley over the top of the pasta. I am sure there is a small library somewhere filled with graduate theses about the food on The Sopranos underscoring themes of identity, masculinity, family, and culture. It has three types of cheeses, a couple of very beefy meaty layers and a golden brown cheesy top. A few simple ingredients and it can be made ahead and just … I use a 9" X 5" bread pan. Serve this Baked Ziti with a simple garden salad and crusty French bread. Here's a relatively easy baked ziti for the weekend with lots of helpings to go around. No worries if you don’t have a big crowd to feed because leftovers heat up like a dream. Directions Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Pour the mixture into a baking dish. Add the ricotta in large dollops and stir gently, leaving it in large clumps. Ingredients 1 pkg Anna Long Ziti (1 lb) 1-15 oz container Ricotta Cheese 1 jar Cento Vodka Pasta Sauce (25.5 oz) 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated 2 tbsp Pecorino Romano, grated.