Pioneer Woman's Baked Ziti
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • Two 14.5-ounce cans tomato sauce or marinara sauce
  • One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes with juice
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ziti
  • 1½ pounds mozzarella, grated
  • One 15-ounce tub whole-milk ricotta
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a dutch oven. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent. Add Italian sausage and ground beef and brown. Drain off fat.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato juice, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, 2 cups of the grated mozzarella, Parmesan, egg, and salt and pepper.
  5. Drain the pasta. Pour it into the bowl with the cheese mixture and toss to slightly . Add the meat sauce and toss together.
  6. Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe by Baked in the South at https://bakedinthesouth.com/2019/04/pioneer-womans-baked-ziti/