Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Baked Ziti

Okay so I made this last night for dinner and everyone in our family LOVED it! Brian normally hates anything that contains sour cream, but he really liked this. I am toying with the idea that maybe I might replace the sour cream with Ricotta cheese next time. Since you are so much smarter than me, be sure to use a larger pan. This definately bubbles and gets messy, because mine was in a too small pan, I know have a big happy mess on the bottom of the oven waiting for me this morning. ick, I love the smell of burnt pasta and cheese in the morning.......
I served this with bread with oil for dipping. Normally I wouldn't try to carb load like that, but we had Hanukkah and needed something with oil in it. We also had Cesear Salad with it.
Here is the recipe......
1 pound dry ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound ground turkey meat
1 clove garlic
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.

2. In a large skillet, brown onion and garlic with turkey meat over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

5. Bake for 30 minutes covered in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted. then take off the cover and bake until browned on top.

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