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 the blend of three cheeses.
cost per recipe: $10.70
Cook and drain the mostaccioli according to the package directions. While the mostaccioli is cooking, heat the oven to 400°F.
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.
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.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the mixture is hot and the cheese is melted.
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.
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
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!!!
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!
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.