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Now & Later Baked Ziti

Now & Later Baked Ziti

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Ziti, sautéed beef and onion, Prego® Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce and cheeses are combined to bake and serve now or to freeze to bake later.

serves 12 people


cost per recipe: $22.74

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  • 2

    pounds ground beef

  • 1

    large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 7 1/2

    cups Prego® Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce

  • 9

    cups cooked tube shaped pasta (ziti), drained

  • 12

    ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (about 3 cups)

  • 1/2

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

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How to Make It

Step 1

Cook the beef and onion in an 8-quart saucepot over medium high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat.

Step 2

Stir the sauce, ziti and 2 cups mozzarella cheese in the saucepot. Spoon the beef mixture into 2 (12 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2-inch) disposable foil pans. Top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Step 3

Bake at 350°F. for 30 minutes or until the beef mixture is hot and the cheese is melted.

Recipe Tips

  • Tip: To make ahead and freeze, prepare the ziti as directed above but do not bake. Cover the pans with foil and freeze. Bake the frozen ziti, uncovered, at 350°F. for 1 hour or until it's hot. Or, thaw the ziti in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then bake, uncovered, at 350°F. for 45 minutes or until it's hot.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with zucchini cut into thinly sliced ribbons (use vegetable peeler) and sautéed in olive oil. Sprinkle with grated parmesan. For dessert serve lemon sorbet with a mint sprig.

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Ratings & Reviews

  • Jerrika C.

    July 19, 2013

    Quick & Easy!

    This recipe was great for me and my daughter. She was in love with this quick and easy meal. Since its only the two of us, I used 5 cups of ziti instead of 9. I added shredded cheddar cheese anlong with the mozzarella and its was GREAT! **sides; sweet baby corn and broccoli !

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  • BIB816

    November 9, 2012

    Great for a family get together.

    Loved the recipe! I used pepperoni and italian suasage instead of ground beef. Yummy!

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  • Shannon N.

    November 11, 2011

    Now & Later Baked Ziti

    Great recipe. My husband loved it so did my daughter.I would make it again. Delicious!

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  • danifran1016

    October 16, 2011

    Now & Later Baked Ziti

    Pretty good recipe. I have made this several times and my family always enjoys it.

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  • dhccb

    October 13, 2011

    Now & Later Baked Ziti

    Very easy to make and delicious! It makes a LOT of pasta, so I will make this next time I have family over. My husband and I had a salad, sweet Italian sausage, and garlic bread as sides. My husband LOVED it!

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