Tomorrow is Good Friday and holds particular meaning for Christians across the world. Certainly a sobering day, causing me to remember my own unholiness and prompting me to feel that Sunday, the celebration of the Resurrection, cannot come soon enough!
It is also the last day of Lent and as promised, I'm offering one last recipe for this season. I've made them all vegetarian simply because my friend asked for specific recipes for Lent that did not involve fish – her kids don't like it, but she wants to uphold their practices for this religious season. I personally thought the Salmon that I posted earlier today would fill the bill, but if the kids don't like fish, then the kids will be vegetarians for the day!
I'm sure there are other dishes than pasta that fill the bill for vegetarians, but besides the Lentil Rice Casserole, Bean Soup, Potato Soup, and various salads, I don't make much that is vegetarian except pasta dishes—mainly because I have a meat.&.potatoes family that adores pasta even more! This pasta dish is a classic and can easily be mixed up and thrown into the oven within 30 minutes.
I have no photos … but if you make it, you'll see just how gorgeous it is!
- 1 lb. ziti
- 12 oz. ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs
- ¾ c. parmesan cheese
- ½ t. salt
- ¼ t. pepper
- 2 T. fresh parsley
- 3 c. marinara sauce
- 8 oz. mozzarella
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Mix ricotta, eggs, ½ of the parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, parsley.
Toss ziti with 2 cups of the sauce.
Put ½ of the tossed ziti in a 9x13 baking dish.
Spread ricotta mixture on ziti.
Sprinkle ½ of the mozzarella on that.
Top with remaining ziti, sauce, parmesan, and mozzarella.
Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes.
Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.