Baked Ziti

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Baked Ziti
Why guests love it: Baked pasta with melted cheese and bright, zippy tomato sauce is a main course with simple flavors that even picky eaters will happily dig into.

Why cooks love it: It's less work than making lasagna (no layering necessary) and you can also prepare it days ahead of time.

Get the recipe: Baked Ziti with Charred Tomatoes