Ziti, Marella, Organic, 1.1 lb

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Marella Ziti: The Classic Italian Pasta Experience

Product Overview:
Marella Ziti, an organic pasta offering from Italian Harvest, is a testament to traditional southern Italian cuisine. This 1.1 lb pack of pasta boasts a smooth texture, perfect for various culinary applications. Its versatility and classic shape make it ideal for numerous sauces and particularly well-suited for casseroles or "pasta al forno" (baked pasta). As a part of a product line that earned the Silver sofi Award in 2013 for "Outstanding Product Line," Marella Ziti ensures a quality, authentic Italian pasta experience.

Culinary Uses:
Ziti is a versatile pasta that pairs beautifully with various sauces, from rich meaty sauces to lighter vegetable-based ones. Its tube-like shape makes it perfect for absorbing flavors and for baked pasta dishes.

Classic Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce

Ingredients:

  • Marella Ziti pasta
  • Ground beef or Italian sausage
  • Marinara sauce
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Fresh basil, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Cook Ziti according to package instructions; drain.
  2. In a skillet, brown the meat, then mix in marinara sauce.
  3. In a baking dish, layer cooked Ziti, meat sauce, dollops of ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
  4. Repeat layers and top with cheese.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven until bubbly and golden.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil before serving.