Pork Ziti Bake | DiLuigi Foods

Pork Ziti Bake

You'll need

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced small
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp dry thyme
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • 1 lb. Loften County® ground pork
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 - 32 oz. jar of marinara sauce
  • 1 ½ cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1 lb. ziti pasta, cooked
  • ½ lb. shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup grated parmesan

Let’s get cooking!

Step 1

Instructions:  Pre-heat oven to 350°F

Step 2

In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-low heat.  Add the onion, garlic, thyme and salt (if desired).  Cook until the onions become translucent. Then turn the heat up to med-high and add pork.  Cook until the pork is no longer pink (it is okay to slightly brown the meat, it will add additional flavor!).  Season lightly with salt (if desired).  Add the red pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in marinara and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Step 3

Spray a 9X13 casserole pan with non-stick pan spray.  Ladle a layer of sauce on the bottom and dot with half the ricotta.  Add cooked pasta to the pan, then dot with remaining ricotta.  Top with more sauce.  Sprinkle with mozzarella and top with parmesan.  Bake for 20 min, or until cheese starts to slightly brown.