8.12.2008

Baked Ziti

Shortly after I was married (almost five years ago) I discovered this recipe on allrecipes and have been making it ever since. In fact, I can make it from memory -- brown meat and onion, pour spaghetti sauce, cook ziti and start layering with cheese. Yep, it's that simple. I highly recommend it and I am often asked for the recipe.

I have a weakness for all things cheese so I add a lot more than the recipe recommends. Yum.

Baked Ziti
1 pound dry ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.

In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

2 comments:

Laura P. said...

My husband loooovvveessss baked Ziti so I will definitely have to give this dish a try. I also love allrecipes.com btw. : )

Melissa said...

Baked pasta dishes are something I am always in the mood for. Yours sounds delicious!