Thursday, April 7, 2011

Baked Ziti

Here's the Baked Ziti recipe I'm using next week. It's from Baby and Toddler Meals for Dummies.

Baked Ziti

8 ounces uncooked ziti
1 pound ground beef
26- 28 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg
15 oz. ricotta cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook the past according to the package directions. Set the noodles aside.
2. In a large stock pot, cook the ground beef thoroughly, drain the excess grease.
3. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
4. While the meat is simmering, combine the egg, the ricotta and Parmesan cheeses and 1 cup of mozzarella in a large bowl. Mix well. Toss in the pasta and mix well.
5. Grease a 13 x 9 pan. Spoon a thin layer of the meat sauce on the bottom. Follow with a layer of past, then another layer of meat sauce. Layer until the pan is full and make sure to end with a layer of meat sauce.
6. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Top the casserole with the remaining mozzarella cheese and bake uncovered for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

3 comments:

Meg said...

Doubt it is 26 jars of sauce...is it TWO? Looks delish though! I could eat pasta 5 or 6 days a week!

Erin K said...

It might be 2 depending on what kind of spaghetti sauce you buy. We use Classico and they the family size, 26 oz jars.

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

Yummy!