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Baked Ziti with Eggplant

Baked Ziti Eggplant Mamma T
A secret recipe from a woman whose name is synonymous with family...Mama T! Mama T says her baked ziti with eggplant is her secret recipe for a happy marriage!
skill level
Easy
time
60-120min
servings
12
cost
$
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A secret recipe from a woman whose name is synonymous with family...Mama T! Mama T says her baked ziti with eggplant is her secret recipe for a happy marriage!
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ingredients
  • For the Eggplant:
  • 1 Eggplant
  • 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • For the Marinara Sauce:
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2 28-oz can San Marzano Whole Tomatoes (crushed)
  • Fresh Basil
  • For Assembly:
  • 1 pound Ziti
  • 1 pound Mozzarella (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
  • Pecorino Romano
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  • 1
    1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    For the Eggplant: Preheat the oil to 350F.
  • 2
    1 Eggplant
    Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
    Cut the eggplant into rounds about 1/2-inch-thick dice. Saute in olive oil until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • 3
    3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 Onion (diced)
    2 cloves Garlic (minced)
    2 28-oz can San Marzano Whole Tomatoes (crushed)
    Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
    Fresh Basil
    For the Marinara Sauce: In a Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 90 seconds. Add the crushed tomatoes and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook and reduce slightly for about a half hour. Top with fresh basil.
  • 4
      
    For the Assembly: Preheat oven to 350F.
  • 5
    1 pound Ziti
    Cook the ziti to half of the time on the package instructions.
  • 6
    1 pound Mozzarella (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
    In a bowl, toss together the ziti, mozzarella, and half of the marinara sauce. 
  • 7
    Pecorino Romano
    On the bottom of a casserole, create a bed of the eggplant. Grate pecorino over the eggplant and then top with half of the sauced ziti mixture. Grate more pecorino over the ziti mixture, then cover with another layer of the eggplant rounds. Add the remaining sauced ziti mixture. Cover with the remaining sauce and grate pecorino generously over the top.
  • 8
      
    Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown and melted.
 
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