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Ziti Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sharon Sadler - Mesa Public Library
Added: Friday, March 9, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pkg (16 oz.) uncooked penne or ziti
1 c chopped onion
1 lb lean ground beef
3 garlic cloves, pressed
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 jar (48 oz) spaghetti sauce
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 egg
1 container (15 oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 c snipped parsley
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup (2 oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
additional snipped parsley

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook pasta according to package directions in Dutch oven; drain.

Place onion, ground beef and garlic in skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Remove from heat; drain. Sprinkle with seasoning mix. Stir in sauce and tomatoes.

In small bowl, lightly beat egg with stainless steel whisk. Add ricotta cheese, 1 c mozzarella cheese, parsley and black pepper. Stir in in 1/4 cup of the grated Parmesan cheese into the ricotta mixture and set the rest aside for later.

To assemble the casserole, place cooked pasta in a stoneware baking dish. Add 6 cups of the meat sauce; mix well. Spread ricotta mixture evenly over the pasta. Top with remaining meat sauce. Bake 1 hour. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Continue baking 10 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with additional parsley.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
35 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can use your own spaghetti sauce if desired.

 

 

 

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