Friday, April 15, 2011

Baked Ziti

My friend, Laura, post this a couple of years ago. Our family tried it this week! A-m-a-z-i-n-g!! So, I had to repost! This recipe makes SO much that we had enough for another dinner and a couple of lunch servings. It's a perfect meal to make if you are taking food to someone - 1/2 for you and 1/2 for them. To reduce fat/calorie content, I used lower fat cheeses and skim milk.

Baked Ziti
1 LB ziti cooked and drained
1 lb ground beef
1 onion chopped
2 jars spaghetti sauce
6 oz provolone cheese (slices)
2 cups mozarella
1/2 c sour cream

Brown ground beef with onion. Drain. Add jars of sauce and simmer 15 minutes. In baking dish layer 1/2 cooked ziti noodles, provolone, sour cream, 1/2 sauce, then mozarella. Repeat with remaining ziti and then remaining sauce. I like to top it with some extra mozarella.Bake @ 350 for 30 min or until bubbly.

If you freeze it, you should add a little more sour cream to the layering so it stays moist. My family is anti sour cream, but they love this recipe!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Hi Julie,
I'm so glad you posted on my site so I could find yours! You have some great looking recipes that I can't wait to try. I'm not a natural at cooking and need all the help I can get, and your recipes look easy peasy. :)