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.¬†
pound ground beef
clove garlic, minced
medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced (about 1 cup)
cup Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
pound package mostaccioli or tube shaped pasta (ziti), cooked and drained
ounce shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
cup ricotta cheese
cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the oven to 400¬įF.
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.
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.
Bake for¬†20 minutes¬†or until the mixture is hot and bubbling and the cheese is melted.