Originally Posted by DunnoHow2Cook
Thank you. I am overwhelmed by the positive responses. I will attempt to make baked ziti this weekend. I'll let you all know how it turns out!
I make baked ziti all the time and here is how I do it -
box of ziti noodles
1 large jar of storebought marina (I use Muir Glenn)
2 C shredded moz cheese
1/2 C sour cream
fresh parm (about 1/4 cup?)
1/2 lb hamburger
1/2 lb Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
Preheat oven to 375.
Boil water and cook about 1/2 the package of ziti noodles (from a one lb. box)
In a large saucepan, brown the hamburger and sausage, about halfway through cooking add the onion, continue to cook until the onion looks done - drain grease and add chopped garlic. Stir well. Add marinara and simmer on low for 5 - 10 minutes.
Once pasta is done, drain well.
Spray your baking dish with Pam spray - I use a deep oval shaped casserole pan, but any pan with deep sides will do.
In the bottom of the pam, ladle about 1 cup of the sauce. Place half of the ziti noodles on top of the sauce. Sprinkle half of of the moz cheese onto the noodles and then smear all of the sour cream on. Place about half of the remaining the sauce ontop of this. Then add the remaining noodles, top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with all of the remaining moz cheese and parm cheese.
Cover and bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly looking.
Makes enough for 6 generous servings.