I enjoy making this dish for my family and friends. It’s easy to prepare, and I like to get creative with making my sauce. I change my sauce up by adding home-canned tomatoes, mushrooms and vegetables. Everything I add comes for my garden. It always taste better when you use fresh vegetables and herbs!
Prep: 20 min Bake: 45 min
Makes: 6-8 servings
12 oz. uncooked ziti
2 pounds ground beef
1 tps. of each salt. pepper, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning, basil.
1 can or fresh mushrooms
1 jar (24oz.) spaghetti sauce or canned home-style tomatoes (yours)
2 eggs beaten
1 carton (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, spices and mushrooms.
2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Drain pasta; add to cheese mixture and stir until blended.
3. Spoon a third of the meat sauce into a greased 13-in.x9-in. baking dish; top with half of the pasta mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining meat sauce.
4. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. ENJOY!!
Here is my Baked Ziti.
Oh, we eat half the Baked Ziti in one siting. That’s how good this is!!