Baked Ziti Casserole

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Layers of pasta, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese baked together for a satisfying family casserole

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and tomato paste until combined.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup meat sauce into bottom of prepared dish. Top with half the pasta, half the remaining sauce and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers, starting with pasta and ending with cheese.
  3. Bake uncovered 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
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Anonymous June 01, 2015

easy to make and my family loves it.

SammDeVore May 09, 2014

extremely popular for my family even my extremely picky 2 year old

Love to Cook April 20, 2014

Try this....Brown small onion in a drop of oil..add 1/2 pound chopped meat (small balls)brown in with onions. Add 1 can Hunts Tomato Sauce, with can of water to match, and 1 can Hunts Tomato Paste, with can of water to match. Season with oregano, garlic powder, thyme, basil, pepper, and sugar to taste. Simmer, and 30 minutes later, you have the BEST homemade spaghetti, ziti, or any pasta SAUCE you want to call it..BUT you MUST only use HUNTS products..ENJOY!! I pour over noodles or ziti, and layer with provolone, and sprinkle cheese, and Mozzarella shredded cheese. You can bake in oven if you want to melt the cheese for maybe 8 minutes covered.. YUMMY!!

Nicky February 16, 2014

Wow this came out amazing. I made it for the entire family for New years eve and it was a hit. I even did a youtube video for it. Very inexpensive and feeds the whole family.

Nyree January 03, 2014

Delicious. My 2 & 5 yr old love it. Easy to make

FLAY52 January 03, 2014

This is a great recipe, without spices its just a great recipe. Season your meat!!!