Recipe Swap: Family Favorites!


This was really hard to think of a great recipe for this category. Most of our family favorites don't really please the palate of little kids. (like our favorite Indian curry recipe. Too spicy!) Not that I've tested this, mind you, since we don't yet have kids, but most of our favorites seem to be more adult-pleasing. I found this recipe in my box and thought it would be perfect. It's on our rotation frequently (not as much as curry, though! Yum!) and we both love it. Plus, I think the kiddos would appreciate this too.

So without further ado:
Baked Ziti

• 1 pound dry ziti pasta
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 pound Italian sausage or lean ground beef
• 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 ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 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.
4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

Serve with a salad and garlic bread.

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  1. SaraLynn said...
    This sounds great! My kids would love this. Anything with pasta....
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