Becky's Baked Ziti

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READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by rsnelling42

I wanted to make lasagna, but didn't have enough mozzarella or Parmesan, so I came up with this instead. It's best with homemade spaghetti sauce and fresh made turkey meatballs, but for a huge timesaver, store bought works quite well. Time listed is with premade meatballs and sauce. Recipe also freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak bread in milk. Add to ground turkey.
  2. Add parsley, salt and pepper. Mix gently with hands, careful not to overmix.
  3. Form into meatballs and put on a cookie sheet. They will likely flatten out some - this is fine.
  4. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, flipping at halftime.
  5. Meanwhile, cook ziti according to package directions.
  6. Heat pasta sauce in small pot. Add approx 1/3 of the ricotta and stir till dissolved.
  7. Coat bottom of 3.5-4 quart casserole pan with sauce. Add 1/2 of the cooked noodles.
  8. Place 1/2 of the meatballs on top.
  9. Dot 1/2 of the ricotta in between meat balls.
  10. Add layer of sauce.
  11. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the mozzarella.
  12. Repeat with noodles, meatballs, ricotta, sauce and mozzarella.
  13. Bake at 375 for 30 minute Enjoy!

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