Baked Ziti

READY IN: 1hr
Recipe by KIMMIE KOO

Delicious dish your guests will surely enjoy. Best when served with freshly baked bread and a fresh toss salad.

Top Review by Jessica W.

My husband is a VERY finicky eater, and he had 2 helpings of this! I couldn't be more pleased. I used a 5 cheese sauce in a jar and it was great. Oh, also I used 3/4 bag of small-medium shells, since I didn't have any ziti on hand. I didn't have onion powder, but ground up some dried minced onion and added a little more salt. The other folks aren't kidding, this makes a LOT. It was just my husband and I and we ate 3/4 of 1 "row" from the pan. It's bigger than a 9x13 pan too. So needless to say there is a TON left over. I may consider freezing this....

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the ricotta cheese and seasonings until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, meat, and half of your sauce. Add the ziti, and stir until all the pasta is coated.
  4. Spread half of remaining sauce on bottom of a 9x13 baking pan. Place your ziti mixture on top of it. Spread remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle your mozzarella on top of the sauce.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. For a crisper top remove the aluminum foil and place under your broiler for the last 10 minutes of baking time.

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