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Prego® Now and Later Baked Ziti

"Ziti, sauteed beef and onion, Prego® Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce and cheeses are combined to bake and serve now or to freeze to bake later."
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45 m servings 504 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 504 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 21.6 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 960 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cook the beef and onion in an 8-quart saucepot over medium high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often. Pour off any fat.
  2. Stir the sauce, ziti and 2 cups mozzarella cheese in the saucepot. Spoon the beef mixture into 2 (12 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2-inch) disposable foil pans. Top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until the beef mixture is hot.


  • To make ahead and freeze: Prepare the ziti as directed above but do not bake. Cover the pans with foil and freeze. Bake the frozen ziti, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until it's hot. Or, thaw the ziti in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until it's hot.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with zucchini cut into thinly sliced ribbons (use vegetable peeler) and sauteed in olive oil. Sprinkle with grated parmesan. For dessert serve lemon sorbet with a mint sprig.

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  1. 97 Ratings

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I cut the meat back by half, used ground turkey instead of ground beef and threw in fresh minced garlic, sliced fresh baby bella mushrooms, chopped fresh red pepper and cubed fresh zucchini to c...

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I liked it but I would put in less meat (half of required meat) and then I would put more sauce (about a half more of sauce that is required). Loved how easy it was!

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I cut the meat back by half, used ground turkey instead of ground beef and threw in fresh minced garlic, sliced fresh baby bella mushrooms, chopped fresh red pepper and cubed fresh zucchini to c...

I made this recipe in 2 13x9 Pyrex baking dishes. First I line one pan with heavy duty foil. I leave enough extra foil on the sides so that I can crimp the foil together and freeze it. After it'...

Wow! So easy and so delicious - perfect for an easy meal yet it tastes like something that took hours. I used half ground beef and half Italian sausage and used one of Prego's regular sauces so ...

The whole family loved it! I used ground turkey instead of beef, and 2 regular size jars of Traditional Prego sauce. So excited to have one already ready to go for another time! ***Updated*** We...

Easy! I did make a couple small changes that i think had a great impact. I used 2/3 lbs ground beef, 2/3 mild italian sausage and 2/3 hot italian sausage. It came out delicious. Wasn't too s...

This was a great! The family like it because it wasn't spaghetti again! I only made half but will make the whole thing next time as I didn't have much for leftovers. Only difference is that w...

A good simple meal for a family. Great for freezing and sharing.

I made this with Quorn instead of ground beef and added minced garlic, and it turned out very good. I also divided it into 3 pans, eating one tonight and freezing the other 2 for a future busy-...

This was awesome I added sausage and meatballs and it was to die for. My husband loved it too and he doesn;t like baked casseroles. Will DO AGAIN AND AGAIN LOVED IT!!!!! A must for every kitchen