Baked Ziti Parmesan

So who doesn’t love pasta? It’s cheap, it’s filling, and you can make many wonderful dishes with pasta. Not eating gluten? No problem. There are some wonderful gluten free pastas out there. In fact, I use both wheat and gluten free pastas, and both are yummy.

This is a simple, yet tasty, pasta dish that is easy to prepare and uses ingredients that most of us already have on hand. Best of all, it’s delicious.

Enjoy,

GM

baked-zitiBAKED ZITI PARMESAN

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • dash of salt

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Boil pasta in salted water according to the package directions. Drain. While pasta is cooking brown meat in a skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbled. Drain. Place meat back in skillet and add spaghetti sauce, stirring well.

Place half of cooked pasta in the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with half of the pasta sauce. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, ending with the remaining cheeses on top. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until top cheese layer is browned and sauce is bubbling. Serve with hot garlic bread.