Made this without the meat for a work function and it was a hit! We have a couple vegetarians, so skipped the ground beef and it was still amazing! Definite keeper!
Very easy to make and tasted really good. I like pasta with a lot of sauce, so to me this was kind of dry. I ended up adding extra sauce to each bowl when I served it.
I made two pans of this for my husband's evening meeting. The men absolutely loved it! I used the small tube pasta by Barilla. I think next time though, and this is strictly personal preference, I will cut the pasta in half and maybe use more sauce. I used a 32 ounce jar of sauce and it still seemed a bit dry to me. However, it was still quite good and the men thought they died and went to heaven!! Tootyflooty, thank you for the great recipe!
We love this as much as lasagna and it goes much quicker when making it! Companied with some nice fresh Italian bread, it was a wonderful meal that will be repeated!
Oh. My. Goodness! I had a bunch of things in my fridge that I wanted to use up, and found this recipe while searching for ideas. What a perfect choice I made for tonight's dinner! I made a few modifications: I used ground turkey, and only about half the amount of meat called for (I need to watch my protein intake); added 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic; omitted the parsley (didn't have any) and used dried basil instead. Instead of ziti, I used Trader Joe's fusilli with flax, and for sauce used Trader Joe's tomato-basil marinara. Fantastic! It smelled so good, we had a hard time waiting for it to finish baking! :P Perfect flavor and texture. Thanks for a recipe I'll be making again many times.
Delicioso! I took this to a graduate school party and it was gone in an hour while many other dishes were left sitting there. Big hit! I also added some minced garlic from a jar to the ground beef while browning; it really added flavor. My advice would be to use generic for all the ingredients, but splurge and get a nice pasta sauce. I got a $5.00 jar and it really had a lot of flavor.
Very tasty, and it made so much, I froze half to bake later. Used ground turkey breast instead of beef, and threw in some minced garlic while cooking the meat. Very cheesy and delicious!
I also added breaded chicken to the mix... it was a huge hit!
Great without the meat. Family pleaser. Wonderful leftover if any remains!
Very good ziti. I used italian sausage instead of ground beef, and it was loved by all. Thanks!