Classic baked ziti is Italian comfort food at it’s best. My Maternal Grandparents came to America from Italy in the early 20th century so I come by loving Italian food naturally. I remember my dear Grandmother making pasta in my Mom’s kitchen. Although I didn’t hand make this pasta for the classic baked ziti and the recipe uses your favorite jarred pasta sauce it is delicious. You certainly could make your own sauce and use it here. I serve some sauce on the side for anyone who would like more along with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
This is a great family style company dish that can be dressed up with a great salad and garlic toast. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat in the oven, not the microwave. It will heat more evenly if you do it in the oven. When making this dish, be sure to use a large sauté pan or your mixture may overflow.
After dinner serve my Italian cream cake with nutty cream cheese frosting or Italian almond cookies for dessert. Buon appetito!