Sorry I forgot to take the picture before, so this is the frozen one. haha.
1 box ziti pasta, cooked according to box
1 lb. ground beef, browned
1 jar pasta sauce
1 15 oz. container of ricotta cheese
1 package italian blend shredded cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, divided
reserve 1/2 cup pasta water
Preheat oven to 350º. Cook pasta according to box and brown ground beef. Don't forget to reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Save some of the shredded cheese for on top. Spoon into large casserole dish. Top with remaining parmesan and shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes. Take off foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until heated through.
My favorite thing about this is I split into 2 different casserole dishes and freeze one for another meal!! Plus, the whole thing is too much for just the two of us anyway and that means one less night I have to cook!!