Traditional Baked Ziti Pasta with Nina Singh

Writing Swept Away by the Venetian Millionaire brought to mind many memories of my trip to Venice years ago. A lot of those memories involve delicious pasta meals! There’s a pasta dish I frequently like to make at home. So cheesy and yummy! It’s a traditional baked ziti recipe with a a couple touches of my own. 

1 pound ground chicken or ground turkey, cooked 
8 ounces dry ziti pasta, cooked 
1 jar tomato pasta sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tblspn fresh basil, chopped
1 tblspn fresh garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1 large ripe tomato, sliced 
Dry oregano 
Salt, pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions. Fully cook ground meat. In a large bowl, combine first 9 ingredients, add salt and pepper as desired. Add 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella to mixture then place into a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle remaining shredded mozzarella on top. Place tomato slices decoratively on top. Sprinkle with dry oregano.  Bake at 400F until fully heated, about 20 to 30 mins, may vary. 

Nina Singh lives in New England with her husband, children, and a very rambunctious yorkie. After several years in the corporate world, she finally followed the advice of friends and family to ‘give the writing a try already’.  She’s very glad she did. 
When not at her keyboard she likes to spend time on the tennis court or golf course. Or immersed in a good read. 

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Swept Away by the Venetian Millionaire (Destination Brides Book 2)

The trip of a lifetime…

…leads to the man of her dreams!

In this Destination Brides story, Maya Talbot’s taking a romantic vacation — alone! Betrayed by her ex, she’s indulging her love for art and travel… But finds a new passion — in the arms of mysterious millionaire sculptor Vito Rameri! This gorgeous Venetian has closed himself off, but as Maya becomes his new muse, she gets to know the man behind the masterpieces and becomes even more captivated…

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  1. awesome article..
    have a nice day

  2. Baked Ziti is so good. I like it served with garlic bread and a salad with fresh veggies from the garden. Thanks for sharing your recipe. It seems like it would be a lot less fattening than mine (which calls for a stick of butter, ricotta, cream cheese, etc.)

  3. This looks delicious.
    Greetings Irma

  4. Yummy !! Love your review as always ))

  5. Oh wow that does look very good, I don't eat a lot of pasta but do enjoy when I do

  6. lovely post dear :)
    I like your blog, wanna follow each other? please let me know. thanks :)

  7. delicious...yummy
    Have a great weekend

  8. Just reading that recipe is making me hungry. I love pasta!


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