Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Recipe: Easy as 'Ish Baked Ziti

So this is the easiest baked ziti ever and it's really delicious. Why I haven't posted it before is beyond me, but it's Tuesday so.....here goes!!

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 350ยบ. 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!!

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  1. Looks good! Love the blend of all the different cheeses!

  2. This sounds delish and I love being able to freeze one.

  3. I had a Ziti recipe too!!! Your recipe looks delish!

  4. I freeze half too! That's the best. Sometimes I use cottage cheese instead of ricotta if I'm out.

  5. Oh I love a recipe where it makes plenty of food for multiple meals - anything to reduce the time I spend cooking sounds good to me!