Easy-Peasy Baked Ziti



Easy-Peasy Baked Ziti

Picture this – a comforting aroma wafting through the kitchen, the anticipation of a delicious meal filling the air. That’s the magic of our Easy-Peasy Baked Ziti. This timeless classic brings together the heartiness of pasta, the richness of tomato sauce, and the gooey goodness of melted cheese. It’s a culinary journey that takes you to the heart of Italian comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ziti pasta
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cook ziti pasta according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  3. In a skillet, brown ground beef with diced onions and minced garlic.
  4. Stir in marinara sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, meat sauce, ricotta, and half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and top with the remaining cheeses.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
  8. Sprinkle dried oregano and fresh basil on top before serving.
  9. Enjoy your Easy-Peasy Baked Ziti with family and friends!

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 6

A delightful baked ziti recipe that combines the richness of a hearty meat sauce with layers of creamy cheese.

Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 450, Fat – 22g, Carbohydrates – 40g, Protein – 25g

Concluding our culinary journey, Easy-Peasy Baked Ziti isn’t just a meal; it’s a symphony of flavors that brings people together. Share this recipe, create memories, and savor the joy of good food with your loved ones.

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