Classic Baked Ziti

An All-time Italian Classic Baked Ziti

A classic recipe filled with all the best flavors; that everyone will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 32 oz. Galbani Ricotta
  • 16 oz. Galbani Mozzarella, shredded and divided
  • 1/2 cup Galbani Grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 lb. ziti pasta
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 45 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 egg

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 10-12 minutes until al dente. Drain pasta and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat, cook the onion, basil, and garlic until brown. Remove from pan and place into a small bowl.
  • Cook ground beef on medium-high heat until evenly brown. Stir in the onion mixture and the tomato sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Mix ricotta, 1/2 of the mozzarella, 1/2 of the Parmesan, and the egg until creamy. Mix in pasta, coating evenly.
  • Grease a 9x13x3 inch baking dish.In the prepared dish begin layering with 1/2 of the pasta mixture, then 1/2 of the meat mixture, followed by the other 1/2 of the pasta mixture. Next layer the other half of the mozzarella, followed by the rest of the meat mixture. Top with the other 1/2 of the Parmesan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Classic Baked Ziti Tips:

  • Make sure to let it simmer! Let this all-time classic sit and cool for 5-10 minutes, this lets the flavors within the ziti marinate.
  • Leftovers Taste Better! Heat oil in a frying pan to a medium heat. Place any leftovers into the pan, rotating the slab searing the four sides until there is a slightly crisp crust.