Flavorful Baked Ziti Dish



Flavorful Baked Ziti Dish

Create a comforting Italian feast with this Flavorful Baked Ziti Dish that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This hearty pasta dish is perfect for family gatherings or cozy dinners at home.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces ziti pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar of marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the ziti pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet and sauté until the onion is translucent.
  4. Stir in the marinara sauce and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked ziti, meat sauce, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and fresh parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Indulge in the rich flavors of this Flavorful Baked Ziti Dish, where perfectly cooked pasta meets a savory meat sauce and a gooey layer of melted cheese. It’s a classic Italian favorite that’s bound to satisfy your cravings.

Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 450 | Fat: 18g | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 30g

Create lasting memories around the dinner table with this delicious Baked Ziti recipe. Whether it’s a special occasion or a simple weeknight meal, this flavorful dish is always a hit. The combination of tender ziti pasta, savory meat sauce, and cheesy goodness will have everyone coming back for seconds. So, why wait? Gather your ingredients and bake up a batch of this comforting classic tonight!