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Baked Ziti Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gail W. Spivey, step-mother of bride
Added: Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 (16 oz.) box ziti pasta
1 medium onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 (26 oz.) jar tomato-and-basil pasta sauce
3/4 tsp. salt, divided
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 (8 oz.) package shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:
Directions:
1.Cook pasta in a large Dutch oven or pot according to package directions. Drain and return to Dutch oven.
2.Meanwhile, saute' chopped onion in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and saute' 1 minute. Add beef, and cook, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain beef mixture, and return to pan. Stir in pasta sauce and 1/2 tsp. salt. Set aside.
3. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in Parmesan cheese, remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, and pepper. Pour sauce over pasta in Dutch oven, stirring until pasta is evenly coated.
4. Transfer pasta mixture to a lightly greased 13x9 inch backing dish. Top evenly with beef mixture; sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.
5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
35 min, cook 25 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
As if this needed more fat, but to make it unbelievably creamy, you can substitute cream for the milk. WOW!

 

 

 

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