Baked Ziti Casserole

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Prep Time 10 MIN

Cook Time 20 MIN

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (680 mL) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce with Onions, Herbs & Spices
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 8 ounces (225 g) dry ziti pasta
  • 1 pound (500 g) ground sirloin beef
  • 1 can (5.5 fl oz or 156 mL) Hunt's® Original Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 cup = 4 oz)

Layers of pasta, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese baked together for a satisfying family casserole.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes, or until browned and crumbled, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and tomato paste; blend well.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup meat sauce into bottom of prepared baking dish. Top with half the pasta, half the remaining sauce, and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers, starting with pasta and ending with cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Chef's Tip:

For a deliciously different taste, try this recipe with any of our flavourful Thick & Rich sauces.