The test kitchen prefers baked ziti made with heavy cream, but whole milk can be substituted by increasing the amount of cornstarch to 2 teaspoons and increasing the cooking time in step 3 by 1 to 2 minutes. Our preferred brand of mozzarella is Dragone Whole Milk Mozzarella. Part-skim mozzarella can also be used, but avoid preshredded cheese, as it does not melt well. 1 pound whole milk cottage cheese or 1 percent cottage cheese
- Use fresh grated Parmesan.
-I used regular, not heavy cream.
-Not a huge garlic fan, so I only used about 1 clove.