I love easy weeknight dinners. Pete and I work 14 hour days so anything simple is really the way to go. Baked Ziti is one of those simple meals. Plus, I can make a full tray of it and we can have it for at least two meals. It makes life that much easier.
Make this easy weeknight baked ziti, open a bagged salad, and dinner is served. Twice for us (and maybe lunch too depending on how hungry we are after our long work nights).
Baked Ziti is also a super easy meal to make if you’re part of a meal train because it reheats so well. Whenever we make it for someone who just had a baby or lost a family member, we omit the meat.
Weeknight Baked Ziti
What You’ll Need:
- 1 box penne pasta
- 1 jar pasta sauce
- 8oz. mozzarella cheese
- 8oz. ricotta cheese
- 1 pound ground beef
What You’ll Do:
Preheat the oven to 350.
Cook the pasta al dente (1 to 2 minutes under the lowest cook time on the package). Drain the penne.
Brown the meat.
In a large 11×7 baking pan, combine the pasta, sauce, cheeses, and beef. Cover with foil.
Bake covered for 45 minutes.
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