Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Baked Ziti



I have been cooking a lot lately. Once I got going, it became fun! And it makes me feel like a good housewife (because I sure stink at the cleaning/laundry part of that job). Last night I made Baked Ziti and it was so easy to make and delicious! Here's the recipe (from www.allrecipes.com):

INGREDIENTS:
1 (16 ounce) package dry ziti
pasta
1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 (28 ounce) jars spaghetti
sauce
6 ounces sliced provolone
cheese
6 ounces sliced mozzarella
cheese
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
DIRECTIONS:
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
2. In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat. Add onions; saute until tender. Drain off fat and add spaghetti sauce; simmer for about 15 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4. In a lightly greased 2 quart baking dish, place about half of the pasta; top with a layer of provolone and mozzarella cheese slices. Spread on a layer of half the spaghetti sauce mixture and sour cream.
5. Cover with remaining pasta, cheese and sauce; sprinkle a layer of Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
6. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until cheese and sauce are bubbly; serve.

*NOTE: I actually tossed the ziti with the sour cream in order to keep the noodles moist. I also put some of the spaghetti sauce mix on top of the ziti (before I put the cheese on) to keep the noodles moist. I don't like hard noodles! This is great with a salad and some french bread!

2 comments:

courtney said...

No Way! i made baked ziti the other night from allrecipes too! not this version, but yours looks great!

elizabeth embracing life said...

Yummy! I Love when recipes are shared. I just sit here jot them down and walla, next thing you know my family is eating again. LOL