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Baked Ziti


I forgot how the conversation at the dinner table went tonight. I think it was something like:
  • WOW
  • I really like this!
  • This may be better than lasagna.
  • I really like this!
  • I was scared.
  • I really like this!

And, it was good! I used a little more mozzarella than the recipe called for (ummm....I used the whole bag which was double of what the recipe said). But, I don't think that is what pushed it over the edge. It would of been wonderful even without all that yummy mozzarella.

This is what you will need to gather:


And this is the recipe. Pretty simple, but simply good.

Baked Ziti
1 pound dry ziti pasta or rigatoni
1 onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1.) Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
2.) In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over
medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
3.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows:

  • 1/2 of the ziti
  • all the Provolone cheese
  • sour cream
  • 1/2 sauce mixture
  • remaining ziti
  • all the mozzarella cheese
  • remaining sauce mixture
  • top with grated Parmesan cheese

4.) Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted

Set this on the table with a loaf of fresh homemade bread and enjoy!



By: Sharon Pickering | 9/23/2007 at 3:55 PM | If you want, you can leave a comment by clicking here.


  1. Blogger janeywan | 9/23/2007 6:45 PM |  

    Oh I'll definitely make this. Yum!

  2. Blogger Deborah | 9/24/2007 7:35 AM |  

    I have a recipe identical to this that I have made several time and I love it!!

  3. Blogger pinklady | 10/01/2007 12:35 PM |  

    This was an AMAZING meal! I made it yesterday for a luncheon party with friends...they LOVED it. It's definiltey going in my recipe file for sure!

  4. Anonymous Anonymous | 10/15/2007 6:22 AM |  

    hi, i'm lovin' this recipe and i haven't even made it yet. but i will. i can't believe you also write blogU. thanks in advance. i hope my ziti comes out as yummy as the one in your picture. = )

  5. Blogger annie | 10/16/2007 4:37 AM |  

    @anonymous, Oh, you WILL love this! It is easy and delicious. I think it would be wonderful for a pot luck dinner too.

    And, yes, I also have BlogU. My geeky love. Do you visit there?