Easy Baked Ziti Recipe
My mom used to work at the school my 3 sisters and I attended so when we got home she was tired from working all day. Really I’m not sure how she raised 4 of us and took care of the house while working full time. When I was about 4 my grand mother (my moms’ mom) moved in. She is from Slovenia and loved to cook so she’d start dinner before we got home. I remember walking in the door every day after school and the house would smell good! She mades some of the best food.
I don’t know about you, but I would love to have some one making dinner for me every night. I don’t have that luxury though. I was shopping and found Mezzetta® pasta sauce. I decided I was going to make a delicious home cooked baked ziti.
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I even made a healthier version with ground turkey, whole wheat noodles, ricotta cheese, and Mezzetta® Napa Valley Bistro Homemade Style Marinara.
I started by pre heating my oven to 350 degrees. While it was heating I cooked my noodles and browned my ground turkey. Once they were done I mixed them together with the Marinara, the ricotta, and some seasonings. I spread it into a 9×13 glass pan and sprinkled shredded Italian cheese over it. I cooked it for 20 minutes and that was it!
It was so easy to put together and it tasted fantastic! This one is definitely a keeper. I’ve included the recipe and directions below.
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- Half a 13.25 oz box wheat pasta
- ¾ cup ricotta cheese
- 24 oz Mezzetta® Marinara Sauce
- ½ pound ground turkey
- ½ c Italian Cheese, shredded
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook Noodles and brown ground turkey.
- Mix all the ingredients except for shredded cheese in a bowl and spread into 9x13 in pan.
- Top with the shredded cheese.
- Cook for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.