3-Cheese Mostaccioli Bolognese

  • Prep30 min.
  • Total50 min.
  • serv 6

If you're looking for a baked ziti recipe that's better than the rest, try this one...it gets unique and delicious flavor from sliced zucchini, and the blend of three cheeses makes it even better. 

POSTED IN: Dinner, Popular, Tomato Sauce


  • 1

    pound ground beef

  • 2

    clove garlic, minced

  • 1

    medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 3

    cup Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce

  • 1

    pound package mostaccioli or tube shaped pasta (ziti), cooked and drained

  • 6

    ounce shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1

    cup ricotta cheese

  • 1/4

    cup grated Parmesan cheese


    • 1

      Heat the oven to 400¬įF.

    • 2

      Cook the beef and garlic in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat. Add the zucchini and cook until it's tender. Stir in the sauce.

    • 3

      Stir the beef mixture, pasta, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese in a 3-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.

    • 4

      Bake for 20 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling and the cheese is melted.

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