Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ella's Baked Ziti

My brother made this for Christmas Dinner.  I have no clue if it was easy or not. But I do know it was good.  I think it made about 12 servings...

Ella's Baked Ziti

Photo by ALB

1 pound of large ziti noodles
1 pound of ground beef
1 pound of Italian Sausage
2 cans of diced tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced
1 TBSP dried oregano
1 large bottle of tomato sauce (like Ragu or Barilla)
2 boxes of frozen spinach
1 container of Ricotta Cheese
2 pound of mozzarella cheese
1/2 C of Parmesan

Heat oven at 375.
Cook the ziti according to the package instructions.

Brown 1 pound of beef and sausage. Mix in and sautee 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 onion, garlic, 1 bottle of sauce, and oregano.

Microwave the 2 boxes of spinach and squeeze the water out of it.

Mix in with the noodles, along with half the container of Ricotta with the noodles. Then mix in the meat mixture. The rest of the Ricotta can be used for another use.

Layer half in a 9x13-inch pan. Top with half of the mozzarella cheese. Other half of the noodle mix. Another layer of cheese, and with Parmesan Cheese. Bake at 375 until the cheese is bubbly, about 15 minutes.

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