Baked ziti is a pasta bake recipe that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family! It’s packed with pasta, cheese, and a meaty marinara sauce, and it’s perfect for assembling in advance for an easy weeknight dinner.
Baked ziti is also a great recipe for bringing to a potluck or serving at a casual get-together like a game day party.
Cook ground beef and onions. Stir in the garlic, salt, and pepper, and cook for a minute, then pour in the marinara and simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir the ricotta into the remaining sauce, then fold in the pasta.
Pour half of the pasta into the baking dish, then top with half of the cheeses. Add the remaining pasta, topping it with the remaining cheese.
Bake the casserole for about 25 minutes, then turn on the broiler and cook for a minute or two more, or until the cheese is browned in spots.
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