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Baked Ziti

by Erika Nicole Kendall

1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups meatless sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
8oz package ziti pasta, cooked and drained
8oz cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onions, and garlic over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is browned; stirring frequently. Stir in spaghetti sauce, chicken broth, and oregano. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir 1/2 cup of the sauce into the cooked ziti noodles. Spoon 1/2 of the ziti mixture into a baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 of mozzarella cheese and 1/2 the Parmesan cheese. Top with half the 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.

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The Duo Dishes November 1, 2010 - 2:28 AM

The chicken broth’s a good way to add moisture because we all know baked pasta can get dry sometimes. Nice flavors in this one.

Nadine June 10, 2011 - 5:52 PM

Is it okay to make substitutions on this one??? Like for example, if I want to substitute the ground turkey for the ground beef and go for whole-grain zita pasta. But it sounds DELICIOUS!!

Erika Nicole Kendall June 10, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Sure. 🙂

Carmen Miller December 4, 2011 - 9:04 AM

Could you include these recipes and your exercise tips in a book… I’d buy it! Thanks.

Shavonne October 28, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Is this healthy??

Erika Nicole Kendall October 28, 2012 - 6:41 PM

Why wouldn’t it be?

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