Baked Ziti Recipe

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This pasta dish will definitely feed a crowd. Make it in advance so it is ready to put into the oven when you get home from a hectic day. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread.
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  • 1 pound dry ziti pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese , sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
30 mins
30 mins
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  • Cook ziti according to package directions until al dente; drain.
  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine ricotta and egg.
  • Layer as follows in the prepared pan: 1/2 cup sauce, 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, ricotta mixture, 1/2 remaining sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.
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"Definitely kid-friendly. My kids loved it. Next time I'd like to add some garlic and italian seasoning to give it added flavor. You need french bread to mop up the sauce leftover on the plat."
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