Classic Baked Ziti
This classic baked ziti is noodles, lots of cheese, and a hearty meat sauce combination. A family favorite recipe that’s perfect for feeding a crowd!
This baked ziti is loved by both kids and adults. It’s pasta, sauce, and cheese, how can anyone not love it? It’s so easy to make and it makes great leftovers!
– Ziti pasta
– Marinara sauce
– Garlic powder
– Italian seasoning
Add the ground beef to a large pot and brown completely. Season the beef with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Stir in the marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, and red pepper flakes. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
While the meat sauce simmers, cook the ziti pasta in boiling salted water.
In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, basil, and garlic.
Tips and Recipe Variations
– The meat sauce can be made ahead of time, it will also taste a lot better.
– Spray the aluminum foil with nonstick spray so it doesn’t stick to the cheese while it bakes.