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Classic Baked Ziti

Ingredients:

  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1cup onion, chopped
  • 2garlic cloves, minced
  • 1(32 ounce) jar meatless sauce
  • 1cup chicken broth
  • 1teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1(16 ounce) package ziti pasta, cooked and drained
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onions, and garlic over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is browned; stirring frequently.
  • Stir in spaghetti sauce, chicken broth, and oregano.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir 1 cup of the sauce into the cooked ziti noodles.
  • Spoon 1/2 of the ziti mixture into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Top with 2 cups sauce, then remaining ziti mixture and remaining sauce.
  • Cover and bake 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Return to oven and bake uncovered for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Reviews:

  • RecipeNut

    This is a great recipe! Simple to make and delicious. Thanks Caryn!

  • Mille®

    You know, I had never had baked ziti before – even eating out. I found this recipe when I was “on the prowl” for something totally different a couple of nights ago. Followed the recipe to a tee (except I subbed salt-free homemade meatless sauce and low-sodium chicken broth so that I could enjoy it without feeling guilty!) and BINGO! I was in business. Served it with a very crisp green salad topped with very spicy Greek olive oil dressing and my homemade sourdough croutons, and it was a meal to remember.

  • Kim D.

    Thanks for the great recipe! I only had a 26 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce on hand, so I decreased the chicken broth to 1/2 cup, and it was wonderful! My husband loved it and told me I need to make it again… so it’s a keeper!

  • RecipeNut

    This is a great recipe! Simple to make and delicious. Thanks Caryn!

  • Kim D.

    Thanks for the great recipe! I only had a 26 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce on hand, so I decreased the chicken broth to 1/2 cup, and it was wonderful! My husband loved it and told me I need to make it again… so it’s a keeper!

  • HabaneroHog

    This was another great dish. Made plenty, ate the leftovers the next day, it tasted even better if that is possible.

  • Angela Curtis

    Very good and reasonably easy. This really makes a lot, I hope I can find the room in the fridge for the leftovers. I don’t expect them to stay in there too long though. 🙂 I used a 28 oz can of spaghetti sauce, and one cups worth of chicken boullion with a cup of water instead of broth. I think next time I’ll use a jar with the full amount. Judging from my husband’s reaction this will definitely be going on dinner rotation.

  • Carrie

    This was very good..my family loved it..definitely filled a 9 x 13 pan..thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • CindiSue

    The Classic Baked Ziti was great!! My kids and husband loved it. So easy to make. Was great to put together early in the day to have on a busy sport night. Made great left overs too. This one is a keeper. Thanks.

  • dale!

    Delicious. I added lots of sliced mushrooms with the mince because I love them. I will make this again many times.

  • CindiSue

    The Classic Baked Ziti was great!! My kids and husband loved it. So easy to make. Was great to put together early in the day to have on a busy sport night. Made great left overs too. This one is a keeper. Thanks.

  • dale!

    Delicious. I added lots of sliced mushrooms with the mince because I love them. I will make this again many times.

  • Carrie

    This was very good..my family loved it..definitely filled a 9 x 13 pan..thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • Akikobay

    I made this tonight and followed Miller’s lead using homemade meat sauce (only kind I had). I don’t know if it was the addition of the chicken stock, but this was just delicious. I thought that the proportion of sauce/liquid to pasta was perfect, and reducing either would have resulted in a skimpy dish. I was careful to leave the boiled pasta undercooked so that by the time it came out of the oven it still had some bite to it. Thank you for a wonderful recipe, we’ll make it often!

  • Alexi’s Mom

    Wow! I would give this recipe 10 stars if I could! It was a very yummy dish and I would not change a thing. I used Prego chunky garden and it turned out awesome. This will be a favorite to make in my house again and again! Thank you!

  • HabaneroHog

    This was another great dish. Made plenty, ate the leftovers the next day, it tasted even better if that is possible.

  • Angela Curtis

    Very good and reasonably easy. This really makes a lot, I hope I can find the room in the fridge for the leftovers. I don’t expect them to stay in there too long though. 🙂 I used a 28 oz can of spaghetti sauce, and one cups worth of chicken boullion with a cup of water instead of broth. I think next time I’ll use a jar with the full amount. Judging from my husband’s reaction this will definitely be going on dinner rotation.

  • Alexi’s Mom

    Wow! I would give this recipe 10 stars if I could! It was a very yummy dish and I would not change a thing. I used Prego chunky garden and it turned out awesome. This will be a favorite to make in my house again and again! Thank you!

  • Akikobay

    I made this tonight and followed Miller’s lead using homemade meat sauce (only kind I had). I don’t know if it was the addition of the chicken stock, but this was just delicious. I thought that the proportion of sauce/liquid to pasta was perfect, and reducing either would have resulted in a skimpy dish. I was careful to leave the boiled pasta undercooked so that by the time it came out of the oven it still had some bite to it. Thank you for a wonderful recipe, we’ll make it often!

  • Mille®

    You know, I had never had baked ziti before – even eating out. I found this recipe when I was “on the prowl” for something totally different a couple of nights ago. Followed the recipe to a tee (except I subbed salt-free homemade meatless sauce and low-sodium chicken broth so that I could enjoy it without feeling guilty!) and BINGO! I was in business. Served it with a very crisp green salad topped with very spicy Greek olive oil dressing and my homemade sourdough croutons, and it was a meal to remember.

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