Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 792 calories
    • Calories 36 calories from fat
    • Fat 30 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 60 mg
    • Sodium 1765 mg
    • Protein 41 mg
    • Carbohydrate 93 g
    • Fiber 10 g
  • October 2005

Ingredients

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