Easy to make, this classic Italian recipe is the ultimate dinner comfort food.
Course Main Course
Keyword baked ziti
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 1hour
1 poundground beef
1cupdiced onionabout 1/2 an onion
2teaspoonsItalian seasoning(like McCormick)
28 ounce cantomato sauce
28 ounce cancrushed tomatoes
1pound penne pasta
2cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2cupparmesan cheese, shredded
Heat in the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Crumble in the ground beef and cook until no longer pink, using a spoon to break up the meat. Add in the onions and cook for another 5 minutes, until onions are softened. Stir in the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes and bring to a low simmer. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
While the sauce cooks, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil the penne short of 2 minutes of the recommended cooking time so that it is very al dente. Drain the pasta. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, meat sauce, parmesan, and 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella. Toss to combine and pour into casserole dish or 9 x 13 baking pan. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes until bubbly. If desired, broil for 2-3 minutes to brown top slightly. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Prepare ziti up to a day in advance and bake prior to serving. Add 10-20 minutes to baking time to ensure that the ziti is properly heated through.
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