Baked Ziti

Yup, straight from the back of the pasta box.


  • 6 cups (16 oz.) Ziti, uncooked
  • 3 cups (28 oz. jar) spaghetti sauce (I use good ole Ragu, Traditional)
  • 1 lb. ground hamburger or turkey
  • 15 oz. Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley or 1 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Brown ground meat and drain grease.  Add contents of spaghetti sauce and heat.  Cook pasta according to package instructions, for 9 minutes; drain.

In a large bowl (I use the SAME large pot in which I cooked the pasta), combine all but 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce, pasta, cheeses, parsley, egg, oregano, garlic salt, pepper. Mix together.  Pour into a 13×9 glass baking dish. Top with the remaining 1 cup of spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle liberally with Parmesan Cheese.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

MAKE AHEAD DIRECTIONS: Prepare recipe, but do not bake. Cover with plastic wrap, then foil.  Refrigerate up to 24 hours or freeze up to 2 months. Thaw frozen version overnight in fridge. REMOVE plastic wrap; replace foil.  Bake as directed, adding 10 minutes to baking time.

Serves: 10

Courtesy: San Giorgio Ziti Box.

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