Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baked Ziti

So, I finally got around to making baked ziti. I hunted for a recipe on RecipeZaar and I found one I could work with that didn't call for ricotta (BF hates ricotta). I also added a little more to it to make it a little heartier.

Baked Ziti

about 20 oz spaghetti sauce

about 8 oz sour cream

1/2 cup milk

16 oz vegetable broth - (I only had chicken broth on hand)

1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

16 oz ziti pasta, uncooked

1 lb browned ground meat (I used lean beef)

1 1/2 cup fresh chopped mushrooms

Preheat oven to 425°F. In a very large mixing bowl, combine spaghetti sauce with sour cream and milk. Stir in broth. Add 1/2 cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, mushrooms and browned meat. Stir in ziti and blend well. Pour out into 9x13-inch baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for one hour. After one hour, take out baking dish, uncover (carefully—very hot steam), and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella (add more if you like). Return dish to oven without cover and bake 5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.

~Note: This FILLED the baking dish. Just to be safe, I put it on a foil covered baking sheet so if it bubbled up too much, I wouldn't have a mess to clean in the oven.

This turned out nice and creamy and very delicious! I'll be making this again for sure.


SonyaAnn said...

This looks super good! My hubs hates cheese so everything we make is cheeseless. The kids and I just add it on but it never tastes the same. Thank you for sharing.

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A.Marie said...

Hi there! I came over here from SonyaAnn's blog, and boy, does that Baked Ziti look good! I'm not a big fan of ricotta cheese either, so this dish will work out well for me and the family!

You have an awesome blog, and I can't wait to read more of your posts! :)

Frances said...

Yummy!! I love making any baked pasta dish. So easy and delish!

SonyaAnn said...

Stopped by to say Hi!

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