Recipe of the Week: Three Cheese Baked Ziti

I think most of us that like spaghetti have probably worn our family out with it because it is so easy to prepare. This Ziti recipe is a quick and easy alternative.

As a busy mompreneur, it is a great recipe to mix up, stick in the oven, check homework then put a wholesome meal on the table – all within an hour.  Boil some corn on the cob, steam some spinach and/or bake some garlic bread to complete your dinner.

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  • One pound of ground beef/turkey
  • 16 oz medium tube-shaped pasta (ziti)
  • One jar of Prego® Marinara Italian Sauce
  • One cup of ricotta cheese
  • One cup of shredded mozzarella cheese (separate into 2 – ½ cups)
  • ¾ cup of grated Parmesan cheese (separate into ½ cup and ¼ cup)
  • garlic salt
  • ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook ziti according to package directions and drain
  • While ziti is cooking, brown the meat in a large skillet and drain
  • Once the ziti is finished cooking, return it to the pot with the drained ground meat
  • Stir in Italian Sauce, ricotta cheese, ½ cup of mozzarella cheese, ½ cup of Parmesan
  • cheese, garlic salt and ground pepper
  • Spray a 13×9 casserole pan with nonstick spray
  • Spoon mixture into casserole dish
  • Cover the top of the mixture with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese
  • Bake for 30 minutes


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