Thursday, December 4, 2008

Baked Ziti - by Mama Katie

Food Memories: This is a new recipe that Stace and Dude introduced to me. I love it and everyone I have shared it with loves it.


1 Jalapeno pepper seeded (optional - the sauce is already spicy)
2 lbs. ground turkey or ground beef
2 jars Arriabiatta Sauce (from Target is the best)
Ziti pasta
large container of grated parmesan cheese
sliced or grated provolone cheese

Cook pasta and set aside. Brown the meat in a large pan. Add chopped jalapenos to taste. Add the jars of sauce. Stir in the amount of pasta that you prefer. I like it to still be a little saucy and not too dry.

Sprinkle the parmesan cheese in the bottom of a 9x11 baking dish. Add a layer of the pasta/sauce mixture, then a layer of parmesan and crumbled or grated provolone mixed. Repeat that step again. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and all is hot.

This freezes well and can be reheated in the microwave. May have to add a little water for moisture.


Bobbie said...

i also add a clove of garlic and an onion. i did not know about the cheese, i always just used parmesan. i will have to add that next time.