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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Feb. 6 - Baked Ziti

After being snowed in with more than TWO FEET of snow (yes, TWO!), we were going completely stir crazy and invited our good friends and neighbors, the Wawrzyniaks, over to enjoy dinner and games with us. I had all the fixings for a baked ziti and figured that would be an easy and delicious cold-weather meal. Joy and Kortney brought over broccoli and the most fantastic multi-grain "fancy" bread. The meal was absolutely scrumptious and we had enough leftovers for everyone for lunch today. Prep time with this is about 20 minutes or so.

Baked Ziti
1 lb ziti noodles
1 lb ground sausage
1/2 lb ground beef
3 cups mozzarella cheese
3 cups marinara/spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cook ziti in boiling water; drain.
  3. Brown meats; drain off fat.
  4. In a large baking dish, layer ziti, meat, cheese and sauce; repeat until everything has been used.
  5. Top with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake about 30 - 40 minutes until bubbly.


mother plus teacher said...

Thanks for the recipe, Erica. It sounds yummy, I'm thinking of trying it out next week. I've never made it before, does it freeze well?

Erica said...

Yep - it's a perfect recipe to freeze! I've made this a bunch of times for friends who have had babies and usually keep a tray in the freezer just in case I need a spur of the moment meal.

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