Thursday, July 19, 2007

Baked Ziti

This was dinner last week when we had guests.

Serves: 6

1 lb. ziti
1 t. dried rosemary
1 t. Italian seasoning
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. cottage cheese
3 c. marinara sauce
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. onion, chopped
4 t. garlic, minced
1 c. (4 oz.) mozzarella cheese, shredded

Boil pasta until just tender. Transfer to large bowl. Add next five ingredients and stir until incorporated. Put pasta mixture into a greased 13 x 9 pan. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic. Drain excess fat and add on top of pasta mixture. Top with cheese. Cover dish with foil sprayed with no-stick spray and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake until browned & bubbly, about 10 minutes more.

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Tips: Any tube pasta, such as penne or rigatoni will work with this dish. Ground turkey can be used in place of ground beef. I know this dish takes a bit of prep work but it is great because it can be made ahead of time. For example, we were having company last week but I knew that we would not be home until close to dinnertime. So I put it all together in the morning, put the foil on it and put it in the fridge until we got home. Then I just had to stick it in the oven. If you have time Parmesan Herb Bread in the bread machinegoes great with this too. I shared this recipe on Life as MOM's Recipe Swap.

Recipe from my MOPS group but I know they got it from a cookbook.


heartnsoulcooking said...

Love baked ziti. I have never added sour cream to my recipe. This is a must try. THANKS!!! Geri

FishMama said...

Yummy! This sounds really delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

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