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Recipe Exploration: Baked Ziti

Name: Baked Ziti
By: Renee

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: 8


  • 1 pound Ziti
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or Italian Sausage
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 24 oz jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 6 oz sliced provolone cheese
  • 6 oz sliced mozzrella cheese (can use shredded if you don’t have sliced)
  • 1 ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, brown beef or sausage over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; saute until tender. Drain off fat and add spaghetti sauce; simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. In a lightly greased 3 quart baking dish, place about half of the pasta; top with a layer of provolone and mozzarella cheese slices. Spread on a layer of sour cream and half the spaghetti sauce mixture.
  5. Cover with remaining pasta, cheese and sauce; sprinkle a layer of Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until cheese and sauce are bubbly; serve.


  • You can substitute any tubed pasta.  I used penne.
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