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Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti 

From: Real Simple, Petrina Tinslay

Modifcations we made listed in italics

Serves 4  (Made 4 individual ramekins, plus one full bread baker)

Hands-On Time: 20m | Total Time: 40m

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain it and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the beef, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon until it’s no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Toss the pasta with the meat mixture, marinara sauce, spinach, ricotta, and ¼ cup of the Parmesan.
  5. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or 4 large ramekins. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and the remaining ¼ cup of the Parmesan. Bake until the cheese melts, 12 to 15 minutes.

By Kate Merker,  November 2005 See Nutritional Information for this recipe »

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