Now & Later Baked Ziti

  • Prep 15 min.
  • Total 30 min.
  • Serves 12
  • Now & Later Baked Ziti
Ziti, sautéed beef and onion, Prego® Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce and cheeses are combined to bake and serve now or to freeze to bake later.

POSTED IN: Dinner, Popular, Quick & Easy, Tomato Sauce

What You'll Need

  • 2

    pound ground beef

  • 1

    large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 7 1/2

    cup Prego® Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce

  • 9

    cup tube shaped pasta (ziti), cooked and drained

  • 12

    ounce shredded mozzarella cheese (about 3 cups)

  • 1/2

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  • 1

    Cook the beef and onion in an 8-quart saucepot over medium high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat.

  • 2

    Stir the sauce, ziti and 2 cups mozzarella cheese in the saucepot. Spoon the beef mixture into 2 (12 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2-inch) disposable foil pans. Top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

  • 3

    Bake at 350°F. for 30 minutes or until the beef mixture is hot and the cheese is melted.

CHOOSE TASTE. CHOOSE PREGO.

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Don't rinse your pasta after cooking it. Doing this washes the starch off the surface, which is what helps the sauce cling to it.

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