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.
Courtesy: San Giorgio Ziti Box.