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This came from the back of the Mueller's Ziti package. I posted on the back of package recipes thread too! YUMMY!
I made this last night and it was AWESOME! Easy to make and delicious. My favorite jarred pasta sauce is Bertolli Vidalia Onion and Garlic. I put all the Parmesan in the middle and only topped with the Mozzarella. Hope you enjoy as much as my family and I did. I heated some sauce on the side for guests to add more if they wanted.
Classic Baked Ziti
1 pound ziti
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
1 cup pasta water, reserved from draining ziti
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Slightly undercook ziti.
Drain reserving 1 cup of pasta water, cover and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In large skillet over medium heat, cook beef, onion and garlic; stirring frequently 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is browned. Drain fat.
Stir in 5 cups spaghetti sauce and reserved pasta water. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Mix the meat/sauce mixture with ziti. Spoon 1/2 of ziti mixture into 13x9x2" baking dish. Sprinkle with Mozzarella and 1/2 of Parmesan cheese. Top with remaining ziti mixture and remaining 1 cup spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until heated through.
Serves 6 - 8
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This looks great, thank you for the R&R! Will be on the lookout for that Bertolli sauce :)
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Thanks for the heads up about the Bertolli - I never seem to be satisfied with jarred sauce, so I will surely give this one a try. Thanks for posting this delicious sounding recipe.
I'm really not a red sauce fan but the Bertolli is really good. I've not tried the other varieties but would like to try the olive oil one. This was even good cold! I was starving and took a bite...I ate 1/2 of what was leftover!
Ellen, thank you for the R & R~
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