Baked Ziti

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2009, America's Test Kitchen TV

Transforming this tired Italian-American classic into a dish worth making took more than swapping out the ricotta.

SERVES 8 to 10

TIME 2 hours, plus 20 minutes cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To get a baked ziti recipe with perfectly al dente pasta, a rich and flavorful sauce, and melted cheese in every bite, we parted from convention in several ways. First, we substituted cottage cheese for ricotta because the larger cheese cur...

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