If you're looking for a baked ziti recipe that's better than the rest, try this one...it gets unique and delicious flavor from sliced zucchini, and the blend of three cheeses makes it even better.
cost per recipe: $12.80
The price is determined by the national average.
pound ground beef
cloves garlic, minced
medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced (about 1 cup)
cups Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
pound package mostaccioli or tube-shaped pasta (ziti), cooked and drained
ounces shredded mozzarella cheese(about 1 1/2 cups)
cup ricotta cheese
cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the oven to 400°F.
Cook the beef and garlic in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat. Add the zucchini and cook until it's tender. Stir in the sauce.
Stir the beef mixture, pasta, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese in a 3-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling and the cheese is melted.