© Ian Knauer
Active Time
25 MIN
Total Time
40 MIN
Serves : 6 to 8 

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How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2    

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

Step 3    

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.

Step 4    

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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