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A Way To a Man's Heart is Through his Stomach - Valentine Ziti Recipe



I don't know about you, but my husband could care less about presents for Valentine's Day.  But one thing he does love is my baked ziti.

This recipe is simple and is a great way for me to say I love you this Valentine's day.

Quick tip:  I use a rectagular foil tray to make my ziti and just toss it in recycles when I am done.  Saves me clean up time.

Here is the recipe:

1 lb. ziti cooked "al dente"  (any brand)
2 jars of spaghetti sauce (make sure they are over 20 oz.)  ( I use Prego Heart Smart)  or you can use homemade sauce.
2 lbs ground beef browned and drained
15 oz. Ricotta cheese (any brand or type, I use part skim)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
(optional: 1/3 cup parmesan cheese)

Mix the sauce with the browned ground beef and heat
In a seperate bowl mix all cheeses together
Combine ziti, meat sauce and cheese together in a large baking dish or foil tray
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

Serve.

This freezes great and refrigerates well.

Buon Appetito!!

Comments

  1. YUM!! That looks good!! Maybe he'll get to my heart and make it for ME!! ha/ha

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  2. Yum! It's like a lazy version of the lasagne I make!

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    1. I have a lasagna recipe too. Youre right, its very similar

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  3. Oh great, now I've got to cook tonight! This looks delicious and Just Plane Dad will love it.

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  4. This looks delicious! Pasta is always a winner. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  5. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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