Otaku Cook Up!: Narutaki’s Ziti Gundam

Okay, if you haven’t heard, Tim Maughan added this challenge to his Otaku Man Up! campaign. The idea should be fairly straightforward, it is a step in the process of “manning up” to be able to prepare food for yourself and others. And it is also quite satisfying. Being that I love to cook, I couldn’t sit this one out!


  • 8 oz. ziti pasta
  • 26 oz. jar of pasta sauce
  • 32 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt & pepper

Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Boil pasta for 8 minutes then drain (it will finish cooking in the oven).
In large bowl combine ricotta, parmesan, 1 cup mozzarella, 1 egg (beaten), salt & pepper. Mix well until it is all the same consistency.
Coat the bottom of a 10X13 baking dish with some of the pasta sauce.
Then alternate pasta, sauce, cheese mixture for 2 or 3 layers.
Top with remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.
Cover pan with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake til top is bubbly and slightly brown (10-15 minutes).
Take out of the oven and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

*Add punching people and/or food to make this recipe have anything to do with Zeta Gundam.

2 thoughts on “Otaku Cook Up!: Narutaki’s Ziti Gundam

  1. Matt Brown says:

    Looks good! How good will depend largely on the sauce, so research your sauces, folks, and if all possible, make ’em yourself. :)

    (Not sure if available in NY, but Porino’s traditional pasta sauce is pretty good.)

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