Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

1 review, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A yummy Italian dish the whole will enjoy


1 lb Ground Beef
1 box Ziti Pasta
0.5 onion; (chopped small)
0.5 green pepper; (chopped small)
1 large tomato; (chopped small)
1 clove garlic; (crushed)
7 jars favorite spaghetti sauce
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp Salt
0.5 tsp pepper
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Original recipe makes 6



PREHEAT OVER ~~at; 350

Cook your Ziti noodles till tender. Add your olive oil to the boiling water before adding your uncooked noodles to prevent noodles from sticking.

brown your ground beef in large frying pan or med size sauce pan on medium high heat while adding your onions and green peppers. Strain meat once meat is brown and veggies are tender.

bring back to heat add spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, brown sugar, crushed garlic, salt, pepper, pasta and 1 cup of your mozzarella cheese to pan, stir. Remove from heat once it starts to bubble.

Transfer to baking or casserole dish. Sprinkle your remaining mozzarella cheese and your cheddar cheese over the top (personally the more cheese the better for my family). Bake for 25-30 mins.

Serve with Cheese garlic bread and a nice tossed salad w/ Italian dressing.

ADDITIONAL OPTION: In these pics i did not use ricotta but you can also add this easily. Add 1 egg to about 1 1/2 cups of ricotta in a mixing bowl . Stir till evenly mixed. Then when adding your ziti to the casserole dish pour half in your dish, then spread your ricotta then pour the remainder of your ziti on top pf that.. add cheeses top blah blah..Enjoy! :)

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