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3-Cheese Mostaccioli Bolognese

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 50 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 0 1 serving

If you're looking for a baked ziti recipe that's better than the rest, try this gets unique and delicious flavor from the blend of three cheeses.


  • 1 pound uncooked mostaccioli or tube-shaped pasta (ziti)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Flavored with Meat Italian Sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese(about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Step 1

    Cook and drain the mostaccioli according to the package directions.  While the mostaccioli is cooking, heat the oven to 400°F.

  • Step 2

    Season the beef with salt and pepper.  Cook the beef, garlic and onion in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat. Stir in the sauce.

  • Step 3

    Stir the beef mixture, cooked mostaccioli, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, the ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese in a large bowl.  Spoon the mixture into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 20 minutes or until the mixture is hot and the cheese is melted.


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  • Smellls Great!

    August 19, 2013

    Haven't finished it yet but I've made many of these dishes and I know it's going to be great. It smells so good and that's half the battle. I'll give this a 9.8 without even tasting it. Now if I could only pronounce the name of the dish. My wife is Italian so I have to get it right.

  • Pasta!

    July 22, 2013

    Your pasta and rice measurements are frustrating. On this one it asks for 6 cups of pasta, cooked an drained. Is that 6 cups before it's cooked or after it's cooked? I don't even try your pasta or rice recipes any more.

    Please be clear about how much UNCOOKED pasta or rice is needed. Also, I only buy regular rice so it would be helpful if you had clear instructions on substituting regular rice for instant/minute rice if called for in your recipes.

  • 3-Cheese Mostaccioli Bolognese

    July 22, 2010

    This was O so good!!! I used rigatoni pasta and Prego's Tomato/basil, my son and husband tried to pick out the zucchcini, but you couldn't even taste it when its all mixed together. I will definitely make this again!!!

  • 3-Cheese Mostaccioli Bolognese

    Crystal F.
    July 6, 2010

    We loved this recipe. I shredded the zucchini in order to hide it, and it worked. My husband and daughter never even knew it was in there, and they loved the meal. I will make this again and again!

  • 3-Cheese Mostaccioli Bolognese

    June 10, 2010

    This was a great recipe! My family loved it. I used campanelle pasta instead of ziti, added a few tablespoons of water to the sauce jar to get the rest of the sauce out and so that it would be a little juicier when it cooked, and added a little more cheese to the top. It turned out beautifully and it would be a great dish to take to a covered dish/potluck.

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