Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tasty Tuesday: Baked Ziti

There isn't much more to say about this recipe other than it is THE BOMB. I absolutely, big time heart it.  It's a recipe that I found on AllRecipes several years ago and modified a little bit to improve on the original, if that is even possible.

I made it for a group this weekend, and everyone asked for the recipe. It makes a TON, so if you're cooking for 5 or less people, I would half it. This recipe easily feeds 10.

Baked Ziti
1 pound (1 box) ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
(2) 26-oz jars spaghetti sauce
6 oz. sliced provolone cheese
1.5 cups sour cream
6 oz. shredded mozzarella
Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease 9x13 baking dish.
Boil a large pot of water and cook ziti according to box instructions (about 8-9 minutes); drain.
In a large skillet, brown ground beef and chopped onion over medium heat.
Add spaghetti sauce; simmer 15 minutes.
Layer ingredients in baking dish as follows (listed in order of bottom to top layers): 1/2 of the ziti, 1/2 of the sauce, provolone slices, layer of sour cream (spread over provolone slices), remaining ziti, remaining sauce, shredded mozzarella.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Cover and bake in preheated oven 30-45 minutes, or until cheese is melted and all ingredients are warmed through.


1 comment:

  1. Baked Ziti is my all time favorite pasta dish. This looks so good. I love getting Baked Ziti from Maggiano's. Do you have a Maggiano's near you? I will have to make it and then blog about it and let everyone know I found it at your blog. Thanks so much for sharing.