LASAGNA-STYLE BAKED ZITI

 

  • Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces ziti (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 26-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1 bunch spinach, thick stems removed (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella (4 ounces)

Directions

  • 1.Heat oven to 400° F. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  • 2.Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the beef, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon until it's not longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • 3.Toss the pasta with the meat mixture, marinara sauce, spinach, ricotta, and ¼ cup of the Parmesan. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or 4 large ramekins. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and the remaining ¼ cup of the Parmesan and bake until the cheese melts, 12 to 15 minutes.

Notes

Categories: Dinner  Italian  Lunch  Main Dish 

Author Credit: Real Simple

Website Credit: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/lasagna-style-baked-ziti-10000001123648/index.html

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