Friday, August 3, 2012

Classic Baked Ziti

I've made many ziti recipes over the years and I have to say this is my favorite by far.  I'm pretty sure it's because of the chicken stock added to the dish.  The pasta is so moist and full of flavor.  Enjoy!

Classic Baked Ziti
Recipe Courtesy of Budget Savvy Diva


1 lb lean ground beef
1 cup onion , chopped
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of pepper
2 garlic cloves , minced

1 (32 ounce) jar meatless sauce

1 tablespoon of Olive Oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 

1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta , cooked and drained

1 cup chicken broth
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven at 350
In a large skillet – heat oil and cook onions for 8 minutes than add garlic and cook for one minute. Add beef and cook till no longer pink ( drain excess fat). Stir in sauce, chicken broth, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano. Heat through.
Stir 1 cup of sauce into the “cooked” ziti pasta.
Place 1/2 of the ziti into a 13×9 baking dish.
Place 1 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
Top with rest of sauce.
Top with rest of pasta.
Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
Cook till cheese is golden brown

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