Friday, January 23, 2009

Baked Ziti




Ingredients:
1 (16 ounce) package dry ziti pasta
1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 jars spaghetti sauce
2 bags mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped dried basil

Directions:
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.

In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat. Add onions saute until tender. Drain off fat and add spaghetti sauce. Simmer for about 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a lightly sprayed 13X9 baking dish, place some of the sauce in the pan. Place half the pasta in. Add the spaghetti sauce and spread mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and sour cream on. Repeat layers till mozzarella cheese is on top.Sprinkle with basil.

Bake in preheated oven Covered for about 30 minutes or until cheese and sauce are bubbly.
The Results:
This was so simple to make. I've never made ziti with sour cream and thought I would give it a try. It gave the pasta a different kick then ricotta and was really good. I served this with salad and garlic bread. Oh and my pasta wasn't ziti but I can't remember what it is called. Any round noodle should work. Enjoy! :)

7 comments:

HoneyB said...

I love curling up on the couch with a bowl of baked ziti and savoring every bite! Looks great!

Jan said...

I love ziti, it just absorbs all those flavors. Looks great Nicole

Spryte said...

That looks delicious!!!

Sara said...

I love hearty pasta dishes like this - looks so delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

Baked ziti is one of my childrens favorites. I like this quick version. Looks so appetizing!

Priscilla said...

Baked ziti is so good and yours looks delicious! YUmmy dinner!

Colleen said...

I LOVE baked ziti - and yours looks so comforting and delicious!