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Baked Ziti

Thom Hackett
Servings: 6



This dish can be assembled ahead of time. I am particularly fond of baked pasta dishes. Baked ziti is always good with or without meat. This one has meat and one of my favorites.



1 pound dry ziti pasta
1 chopped onion
1 pound lean ground beef
2 (28- ounces) spaghetti sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


Cooking Method

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. 

  1. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes.

  2. Drain. 

  3. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. 

  4. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes. 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). 

  • Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. 

Layer as follows: 

  1. of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream,

  2. sauce mixture,

  3. 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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