Sunday, August 18, 2013

Monthly Menu: Baked Ziti & Salad

     Man, I sure do love meals that can easily frozen and thawed to be cooked the next day.  I know I have mentioned it before, but recently they have definitely come in handy!  Here's another great meal for such an occasion!

August 16: Baked Ziti & Side Salad

Recipe found on


1 lb lean ground beef
1 cup onion (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 (32oz) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 (16oz) package ziti pasta (cooked & drained)
shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

How to make it:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, cooke ground beef, onions, and garlic over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until is browned, stirring frequently.
Stir in spaghetti sauce, chicken broth, and oregano.
Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Cook pasta according to package.
Stir in 1 cup of the sauce into the cooked ziti noodles.
Spoon 1/2 of ziti mixture into a 13x9x2 inch baking dish.
Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
Top with 2 cups sauce, then remaining ziti mixture and remaining sauce.
Cover and bake 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Return to oven and bake uncovered for 10 minutes or until heated through.
Let cool, serve with a side salad, then ENJOY!

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