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ITALIAN CHEESY BAKED ZITI

This easy baked ziti recipe is worth it’s weight in gold. It is the perfect comfort food and with a loaf of fresh Italian Bread, you’ve created the perfect dinner for friends and family.

This easy baked ziti recipe is a winner and perfect to make ahead for a family get-togethers. If you refrigerate it, make sure to cook this dish for one hour, not 30 minutes as indicated.

SERVINGS:4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb dry ziti pasta
  • 2 TBS garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb bulk sausage
  • 52 oz homemade spaghetti sauce
  • 6 oz provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 12 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 TBS Parmesan cheese, grated

 

METHOD

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 4 quart casserole dish pan well.

Fry the garlic, ground beef, sausage and chopped onion in a skillet. When done, add the spaghetti sauce and simmer for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the ziti pasta in salted water until al dente according to package directions.

Layer as follows:
1/2 of the ziti pasta, 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce, 1/2 of the provolone cheese and then ricotta cheese.

Pour on the remaining spaghetti sauce and then the pasta, provolone, and ricotta. Top with the grated Parmesan cheese and cover completely with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Cover with foil and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbling around the sides of the dish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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