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Easy Baked Ziti, simple to toss together and makes a great freezer meal

Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti, a great family friendly pasta recipe. Also makes a great freezer meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box 12 oz. uncooked ziti pasta
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground sausage
  • 1 24 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Italian style diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 carton 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 1/2 10 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook ziti pasta according to directions on the box.
  • In a skillet cook beef and sausage over medium heat until done (no longer pink) and drain grease.
  • Add the garlic, chopped onion, can of tomatoes and simmer for 3-5 minutes..
  • Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, ricotta, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • Drain pasta; add to cheese mixture and stir until blended.
  • Spoon a third of meat sauce into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish and top with half the pasta mixture.
  • Repeat layers and top with remaining meat sauce.
  • Cover and bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.