Friday, October 11, 2013

Baked Ziti

Another yummy freezer-friendly recipe! 


  • 1 pound dry ziti pasta (or really any kind of pasta would work- I actually used Penne pasta)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (season with pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and minced garlic)
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce (I added a zucchini to my sauce just for more veggies!)
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 7-8 minutes; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer15 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2 8x8 inch pans (or 1 deep 13x9)  with non-stick cooking spray. Layer as follows in each pan: 1/4 of the ziti, 1/4 of the sauce, 4 slices of Provolone cheese, 1/2 of sour cream,  1/4 of ziti, 1/4 mozzarella cheese and 1/4 of sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and remaining mozzarella cheese. *Freeze at this point in foil pan or continue to step 4.
  4. Bake covered for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.