Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

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  • 12

    ounces uncooked ziti or small tube pasta

  • 2

    pounds ground beef

  • 1

    jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce

  • 2


  • 1

    carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese

  • 2-½

    cups (10 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • ½

    cup grated Parmesan cheese


Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Drain pasta; add to cheese mixture and toss to coat. Spoon a third of the meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; top with half of the pasta mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining meat sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings


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