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Ian Knauer
August 2014

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
6 to 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente, then drain.

  • Mash the garlic into a paste with a pinch of salt and place in a large bowl. Chop the to-matoes and add to the bowl. Stir in the oil, zest, juice, sugar (if using), 1 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Reserve the sauce.

  • Toss the ziti with the tomato sauce in the bowl, then transfer to an oiled 3-quart baking dish. Sprinkle the cheeses evenly over top and bake until the cheeses are melted, about 15 minutes. Serve.

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