Baked Ziti

Number Of Serves: 10 Serve(s)
Preparation Time: 15.00 min
Cooking Time: 30 min

  1. 8 oz. (about 1/2 box) of Ziti
  2. 3/4 lb. of ground beef or sausage
  3. 3 cups (about 26 oz. jar) of spaghetti sauce
  4. 1 3/4 cups (15 oz.) of ricotta cheese
  5. 2 cups (8 oz.) of shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  6. 1 tsp. of dried basil leaves
  7. 1/2 tsp. of salt
  8. 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
  9. 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook pasta to desired firmness (about 8 to 10 minutes)
Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium heat, brown meat until thoroughly cooked; drain
Stir in spaghetti sauce
Simmer for 10 minutes
In a small bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and seasonings; set aside
Toss hot pasta with meat sauce
In 13x9x2 inch baking dish, spoon one-half pasta mixture; spread cheese mixture over top
Layer with remaining pasta; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese
Cover loosely with foil; bake for 25 minutes
Remove foil; bake 5 minutes until hot & bubbly

Makes 14 1 cup servings.. or 7 or 8 normal size servings!!