Quick and Easy Baked Ziti
This delicious Baked Ziti recipe is quick and easy and sure to become a fast favourite in your recipe book.
Reynolds Kitchens® Unbleached Compostable Parchment Paper is perfect for this recipe.
It is completely chlorine free, made with 75% unbleached fibres, fully compostable and responsibly sourced (FSC® certified). The paper is created 12” wide, hence no trimming required and no waste*.
This oven safe, non-stick parchment paper is ideal for all your baking needs.
* When using a standard 12” baking sheet.
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
4 cups (about 32 oz jar) chunky garden-style pasta sauce
1 tablespoon italianseasoning, divided
1 package (16 oz.) ziti pasta, cooked and drained
1 package (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
Reynolds Kitchens® Unbleached Parchment Paper (or Reynolds Kitchens® Parchment Paper with SmartGrid®)
Step 1PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line a baking pan with Reynolds Kitchens® Unbleached Parchment Paper.
Step 2COMBINE ground beef, pasta sauce and 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning. Stir pasta into meat sauce; spread half of mixture evenly in parchment-lined pan. Top with half of Mozzarella cheese.
Step 3COMBINE ricotta cheese, egg, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and remaining Italian seasoning; spread over Mozzarella cheese in pan. Spread remaining pasta mixture over ricotta cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Step 4BAKE 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and cheese is golden brown. Let stand minutes before serving.