Baked Ziti

For Valentine's Day, I made a delicious baked ziti for the family. It was extremely easy and just as delicious! I see why it had such high ratings on allrecipes.com.
INGREDIENTS
1 pound dry ziti or mastaccioli pasta
2 cups onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 pound lean ground beef
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce**
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
16 ounces sour cream (fat-free is OK)
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

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

In a large skillet, brown onion, garlic and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce; warm through.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil or spray a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Layer as follows:
1/2 of the ziti
Sour Cream
Provolone cheese
1/2 sauce mixture
remaining ziti
mozzarella cheese
remaining sauce mixture
Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake uncovered for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

Allow to rest on counter for 3 to 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!!

**Be sure to buy a nice, flavorful sauce or it will be bland! We chose Ragu Mama's Special Garden Sauce.

3 comments:

Heather B said...

Oh my, does that look delicious!

Aimee said...

Wow! Definitely going to give this a try! :)

Aimee said...

We made this last night... my oh my, it was delicious!! Thanks for sharing :)