Best Ziti I have ever made! Added a chopped onion and minced garlic to the sausage, and pepperoni for the husband. Also increased the Italian seasoning to the ricotta. Excellent for a potluck or get well/bereavement meal.
We know ricotta is a traditional addition, but it has a tendency to get dry and grainy when baked. Our update uses a creamy Parmesan béchamel, in addition to a tangy tomato sauce, which together make for a super flavorful finished dish—that won’t dry out in the oven.