Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Baked Ziti

I thought I'd share this great recipe with you today.  I actually got it from a friend of mine from church a while back.  She is such a sweetheart---she made this yummy meal for us while I was recovering from my surgery.  I was so grateful for her kindness in preparing this meal and oh my goodness--was it yummy!!  I made it for the first time last night for dinner and it was a winner once again with our crew.  The kids gobbled it down and the hubby even went back for seconds (that's always a good sign). ;-)

If your family likes lasagna--then they will most likely love this.  Even's super easy to make!

Baked Ziti

1 pound dry ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.  Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes, drain.

In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat.  Add spaghetti sauce and simmer 15 minutes.

Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.  Layer as follows:  1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture.  Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 30-45 minutes in preheated oven, or until cheese are melted.  (I covered the dish with foil for the first 20 minutes and then remove the foil for the last 10 minutes.)

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