Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti

Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti
Petrina Tinslay
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preparation
20
minutes
cooking
40
minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

12
ounces
ziti (about 4 cups)
1
tablespoon
olive oil
1
large onion, chopped
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
pound
lean ground beef
kosher salt and black pepper
1
26-ounce jar marinara sauce
1
bunch
spinach, thick stems removed (about 4 cups)
1/2
cup
ricotta
1/2
cup
grated Parmesan (2 ounces)
1
cup
grated mozzarella (4 ounces)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain it and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the beef, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon until it’s no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Toss the pasta with the meat mixture, marinara sauce, spinach, ricotta, and ¼ cup of the Parmesan.
  5. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or 4 large ramekins. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and the remaining ¼ cup of the Parmesan. Bake until the cheese melts, 12 to 15 minutes.
Kate Merker
October 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 36 %
  • Fat 30 g
  • Sat Fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 1765 mg
  • Protein 41 mg
  • Carbohydrate 93 g
  • Fiber 10 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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