Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

"I enjoy making this dish for family and friends. It's easy to prepare, and I like to get creative with the sauce. For example, sometimes I might add my home-canned tomatoes, mushrooms or vegetables. -Elaine Anderson Aliquippa, Pennsylvania"
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1 h 5 m servings
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce. In a bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  2. Drain pasta; add to cheese mixture and toss to coat. Spoon a third of the meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; top with half of the pasta mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining meat sauce.
  3. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

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This recipe is very like the one my mom made for us when we were kids. It's important to put the sauce in the bottom of the pan 1st - as indicated in the recipe, otherwise you may get sticking/b...

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Good for kids and others that don't know any different, because is bland.

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This recipe is very like the one my mom made for us when we were kids. It's important to put the sauce in the bottom of the pan 1st - as indicated in the recipe, otherwise you may get sticking/b...

Ya know what this needs to make it 5 stars?...Italian Sausage! Substituting half of the ground beef with Italian Sausage would put this ziti over the top. Also, make sure you use a good tomato ...

This recipe was quick, easy and turned out well for us. I only used one pound of ground beef, which I sauteed with a 10 oz. pckg. of mushrooms and a clove of minced garlic. Added some dried basi...

Amazing recipe! My fiance asks me to make this all the time. The cook time is perfect for the 6 settings and everything! I didn't change it at all other than adding Italian Seasoning to the meat...

Made this for dinner tonight it was so good added chopped onion and garlic and a can of rotel to the meat while browning this one is a keeper thanks for posting it.

I am a family of 6 so I doubled this recipe. The BEST Baked Ziti recipe out there. Easy to prepare and very yummy. I have even used ground turkey and ground venison with no problems.

Fantastic recipe! My family loves it. I used Italian sausage instead of beef and added some provolone cheese to the top.

Very easy- just like lasagna but without all the time-consuming layers! I made this with 8 oz. of my own meat sauce (Bolognese Sauce from this site) plus a 28 oz. jar of sauce. It was the righ...

I made 2 pans of this for our bible study group and there was NONE left. Excellent.

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