Diva Tasting-2 Meat, Baked Ziti

Standard

Oven 350° 9” X 13” Pan Serves 8-12

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 Ounce) Pkg Dry Ziti Pasta
  • 1 Lb Mild Italian Sausage
  • 1 Lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 (15 Ounce) Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Jumbo Egg
  • 1 Large White Onion, Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2tbsp. Chopped Basil
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 (26 Ounce) Jars Spaghetti Sauce, With Meat
  • 3 (8 Ounce) Package Shredded 3 Cheese Blend
  • 1 (8 Ounce) Package Mozzarella Cheese (to Top)

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the ziti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and beef, and cook and stir until brown, about 10 minutes. Drain sausage/beef and set aside.
  4. Stir together the ricotta, 2 pkg of cheese, egg, onion, garlic, and oregano, basil in a large bowl until well combined. Stir in the drained pasta, the drained sausage, salt, pepper, and jars of the spaghetti sauce; mix well.
  5. In the prepared baking dish pour the well mixed pasta, sauce, cheese. Top with the mozzarella cheese. Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 30 minutes. Uncover; return to the oven and bake until cheese is melted, 5 to 10 more minutes.
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