Baked Ziti Comfort Food



Baked Ziti Comfort Food

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with our delicious Baked Ziti recipe. Perfectly cooked pasta, rich marinara sauce, and layers of gooey cheese come together in this hearty and satisfying dish. Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or simply craving a comforting meal, our Baked Ziti will never disappoint.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces ziti pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the ziti pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic, and sauté until onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in the marinara sauce, dried oregano, and dried basil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, ricotta cheese, and half of the mozzarella cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Spread half of the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Layer with the pasta mixture and remaining meat sauce.
  7. Sprinkle the top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  9. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Baked Ziti Comfort Food is a crowd-pleaser that brings people together around the dinner table. Its layers of flavor and cheesy goodness make it a go-to dish for gatherings and weeknight dinners alike. Serve it with a side of garlic bread and a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

Nutrition Information: (per serving)
Calories: 480
Total Fat: 22g
Saturated Fat: 12g
Cholesterol: 85mg
Sodium: 630mg
Total Carbohydrates: 39g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 31g

Baked Ziti Comfort Food is not just a meal; it’s a comforting experience that warms the soul. Whether you’re savoring it on a chilly evening or sharing it with loved ones, this recipe will always bring a smile to your face. Enjoy the cheesy, saucy goodness of Baked Ziti – a timeless classic that never goes out of style.

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