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Classic Triple Cheese Baked Ziti Mueller's Ziti

Classic Triple Cheese Baked Ziti

Every Italian household has an oven baked ziti recipe! This pasta dish is a classic with three cheeses: ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Serves: 8
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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Mueller's Ziti
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (26 to 30 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce (about 3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 (8 ounce) cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; stirring frequently, cook 2 minutes. Stir in spaghetti sauce and oregano; bring to boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir 1 cup sauce into cooked pasta. Spoon half the pasta mixture into 13x9x2-inch baking dish; top with ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella and 1 cup sauce. Top with remaining pasta mixture and remaining sauce.
  4. Cover and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake uncovered 10 minutes longer, or until heated through.