How I cook Baked Ziti


I have a favorite dish, but unfortunately I am unable to make it here (in Germany) since it is difficult to get the ingredients. So I make my second favorite, Baked ZitiI first tried it while in training at Sutherland Global Sources, one of the guys in our group was a Chef so he did this and brought it for us, I loved it!! 

Today I will be sharing this recipe with you, I use the one in All Recipes as a guide, but I make some changes. If you have never tried this you could do it and hopefully enjoy it as much as we do here at home! :)

How to make baked ziti


1 pound [500 g] Cooked Ziti Pasta (or Penne)
1 pound [500 g] ground beef 
1 jar tomato sauce
1 can pizza sauce
15 ounces [your favorite] cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Sour cream
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces mozzarella, thinly sliced


[This is the way I prepare it, you can click on the links within this post for different versions.]
  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat. Drain the fat then add tomato sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. 
Layer as follows: 
    • 1/2 of the ziti/penne, 
    • pizza sauce
    • mozzarella cheese,
    • sour cream, 
    • meat
    • remaining ziti, 
    • pizza sauce
    • meat
    • mozzarella cheese,
    • sour cream, 
    • remaining sauce
    • Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

Guten Apetite!

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