Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bake Ziti Casserole~

PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
8 ounces dry ziti pasta
1 pound ground sirloin beef or ground beef(vegan crumbles)
1 can (26 oz each) Hunt's Four Cheese Spaghetti Sauce
1 can (6 oz each) Hunt's Tomato Paste
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 cup = 4 oz)

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes, or until browned and crumbled, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato paste; blend well.
Spoon 1/2 cup meat sauce into bottom of prepared baking dish. Top with half the pasta, half the remaining sauce, and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers, starting with pasta and ending with cheese.
Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Makes: 6 servings (1-1/4 cups each)

This is an easy recipe and has quickly become a family favorite in our house.


An Apron Straitjacket said...

Wow your baked ziti looks AMAZING!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Well, that is so easy. I love minimal ingredients and big flavor. Thanks for the recipe. I found you on the Foodie Blogroll.

foodbin said...

must be very calorific!

Deanna said...

My son and I are going to do some cooking this weekend and this one he could do by himself!