Baked Ziti III

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Baked Ziti III

Prep 20 m

Cook 30 m

Ready In 50 m

8 Servings

761 Calories


"A delicious side or main dish with beef, basil and lots of cheese. You can substitute the beef for Italian sausage or add a combination. Serve with crusty warm bread and a green salad, if desired."

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  1. 1 (16 ounce) package dry ziti pasta

  2. 1 pound lean ground beef

  3. 1 onion, chopped

  4. 2 (28 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce

  5. 6 ounces sliced provolone cheese

  6. 6 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese

  7. 1 1/2 cups sour cream

  8. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  9. 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat. Add onions; saute until tender. Drain off fat and add spaghetti sauce; simmer for about 15 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. In a lightly greased 2 quart baking dish, place about half of the pasta; top with a layer of provolone and mozzarella cheese slices. Spread on a layer of half the spaghetti sauce mixture and sour cream.

  5. Cover with remaining pasta, cheese and sauce; sprinkle a layer of Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until cheese and sauce are bubbly; serve.

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