Luigi Vitelli Baked Ziti with Prosciutto & Mozzarella

Baked Ziti with Prosciutto & Mozzarella

A favorite classic dish with a gourmet twist. Comfort food at its finest!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Luigi Vitelli Ziti
  • 3/4 cup Prosciutto Cotto (cubed)
  • 1 1/2 cup Fresh Mozzarella (cubed)
  • 1 cup Fresh Ground Parmigiano Cheese
  • 3 pc Egg Yolks
  • 5 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 24 oz Milk
  • 2/3 cup Flour
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 pinch Salt

Directions

Bechamel Sauce

  1. Warm the milk.
  2. In another pan melt the butter, add the flour and cook at low heat for about 2- 3 minutes mixing constantly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Once the butter and flour are blended in add the milk a little at a time. Mix continuously with a wooden spoon to avoid lumping.
  4. Grate a little bit of nutmeg, and add a pinch of salt.
  5. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until it thickens and becomes smooth.
  6. Once ready, put it in a large bowl and let it cool down.

Pasta

  1. Cook the pasta very firm and drain it.
  2. Mix the mozzarella, prosciutto cotto, parmigiano and egg yolks into the Bechamel sauce.
  3. Add the pasta and put everything into your baking dish with some pieces of butter on the top along with a sprinkle of parmigiano.
  4. Bake in a oven preheated to 375  for 20 to 25 minutes or until it starts to brown on the top.