Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Baked Ziti

Months ago I made this one night when I had a large crowd coming over for dinner and a friend of mine just had surgery. They all loved it adults and kids and wanted the recipe.  so here I am 4 months later coming through with my promise!

This makes a huge 9X13 dish.  if it is only your small family you may want to cut it in half.  Even though we are a small family I always make big dishes we love leftovers for lunches the next day or a quick dinner if we are short on time.  Luckily my husband thinks it is great when we have leftovers and enough for dinner the next night I finally caught onto why he thought this....  He watches the kids while I cook.  If I do not have  to cook, he does not have to watch the kids.  now I am onto his tricks I will have to think of a new time for him to entertain the while I am busy doing my thing.

It is a great dinner with simular taste as lasagna only easier the cheese and sour cream add a great and unexpected tang.  add green beans or a salad and you have a great meal

1 pound dry ziti pasta ( I always use whole wheat, you cannot even tell)
1 onion, chopped
1 pound  ground meat. I love Italian sausage or turkey it gives more flavor
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
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 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.
4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.
 adapted from the girl who ate everything  and  allrecipes


  1. Looks yummy! Do you have a print option or do I just need to copy and paste into Word?

    Mary Jane

  2. sorry I am working on my print option.


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