Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti

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from Real Simple, November 2005
Ingredients
1 pound ziti
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh oregano (opt)
26 ounces pasta sauce
1/2 cup grated parmesan
15 ounce ricotta
10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed
1 cup grated mozzarella
 
Directions
1. Cook ziti according to the package instructions.  Heat oven to 400.  In a large pot, over med-low heat, heat the oil.  Add onion, salt & pepper.  Cover & cook until the onion is softened, 5-7 minutes.  Add the beef, increase heat to med-high, and cook until no trace of pink remains, 5-8 minutes.  Drain any remaining liquid.  Add the garlic & oregano (if using) and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the pasta sauce & heat for 3 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat.
2. Add the parmesan, ricotta & spinach and toss again.  Spread the mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish or individual ramekins and sprinkle with the mozzarella.  Bake until the mozzarella melts, about 15 minutes.
 
Categories:
Meal   DinnerDish   Main Dish
Cooking Method   BakedPrep Time   15 to 30 minutes




Rebecca Firestone

Member since Nov 2007

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