Baked Ziti

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Prep Time:
Bake: 25 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar tomato-and-basil pasta sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) box ziti pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  1. Sauté chopped onion in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add beef, and cook, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain beef mixture, and return to pan. Stir in pasta sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta in a large Dutch oven according to package directions. Drain and return to Dutch oven.
  3. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in Parmesan cheese, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Pour sauce over pasta in Dutch oven, stirring until pasta is evenly coated.
  4. Transfer pasta mixture to a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top evenly with beef mixture; sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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