This easy baked ziti recipe is a layered Italian casserole full of noodles, ground beef and creamy cheese. It makes a large casserole and is great for leftovers!
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Easy Baked Ziti Casserole

This easy baked ziti recipe is a layered Italian casserole full of noodles, ground beef and creamy cheese. It makes a large casserole and is great for leftovers!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 434kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef round (at least 85% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 48 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 16 ounces mini ziti noodles
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef and onion together. Drain off the fat.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce and stir to mix.
  • Cook mini ziti noodles according to package directions.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread half the noodles in the bottom of the dish.
  • Layer the provolone cheese, sour cream and then half the sauce on top.
  • Add the rest of the ziti.
  • Sprinkle 6 ounces of shredded mozzarella over top the ziti.
  • Top with the remaining sauce, parmesan cheese and the remaining mozzarella.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  • If you'd like the top to get a touch of brown, broil the casserole for 2-3 minutes on high. Watch carefully!

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe being divided into 15 servings, with 1 serving being 1/15 of the recipe. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Serving: 295g | Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 868mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 2.9mg