- 28 0z crushed tomatoes
- 6 0z. tomato paste
- 15 oz. tomato sauce
- 2 tsp oregano
- ½ cup fresh basil chopped
- 6 large cloves garlic
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- black pepper
- 1 pound ziti pasta
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 2 large eggs
- 16 oz. small curd cottage cheese
- 1½ cups grated parmesan cheese
- 8 oz. mozzarella cut into small squares (do not use shredded mozzarella)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Boil water and add pasta. Cook until it is softened; about 6 minutes and drain reserving ½ of the water.
- Combine cottage cheese, eggs and parmesan and set aside.
- Heat oil and garlic until tender but do not allow to brown.
- Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, paste and oregano and cook for 20 minutes.
- Add cornstarch to cream and heat until it begins to thicken. Allow to cool slightly and then add to cottage cheese mixture.
- Combine cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella and 1 cup of sauce to pasta and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour pasta into 13x9 casserole, spoon tomato sauce over top and dot with remaining mozzarella and sprinkle with parmesan and remaining basil.
- Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
- Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
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