Baked Ziti

This is a new recipe that I tried.  I was looking to some pasta dishes to make and this one popped up.  This was easy inexpensive and very good.  This recipe is a winner in my house.

I made two batches of this and froze one for a later time.  I love when I can put away a meal for later.  It just make life so much easier after a long work day.



1 lb. lean ground beef

1-cup onion, chopped

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1 teaspoon of garlic powder                                 9E606661-08DD-499C-8047-A9166CF2AE54

1 teaspoon of pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 (32 ounce) jar meatless sauce

1-cup chicken broth

1 tablespoon of Olive Oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1 (16 ounce) package Ziti pasta, cooked and drained

2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven at 350
  2. In a large skillet – heat oil and cook onions for 8 minutes than add garlic and cook for one minute. Add beef and cook till no longer pink (drain excess fat).
  3. Stir in sauce, chicken broth, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano. Heat through.
  4. Stir 1 cup of sauce into the “cooked” ziti pasta.
  5. Place ½ of the ziti into a 13×9 baking dish.
  6. Place 1½ cup of mozzarella cheese and ½ cup of Parmesan cheese
  7. Top with rest of sauce.
  8. Top with rest of pasta.
  9. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  11. Cook till cheese is golden brown



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