I'm a huge pasta lover and this is a great make-ahead and freeze meal. This recipe is for a 9X13 inch pan, but I divided it into two smaller 8X8 pans. I only took photo's of the one I was baking for that night's dinner. The other one was assembled until right before it was to be baked, then covered with tinfoil and froze.
I substituted the ground beef for ground turkey, as usual. =)
This makes a great freezer meal. Just line your casserole with tinfoil and then saran wrap. Assemble the Baked Ziti like normal but instead of baking it, freeze it! To reheat, put the unwrapped frozen Baked Ziti back into the pan you froze it in, and let thaw in the fridge. Once thawed, bake as normal.
1 pound dry ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound 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
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook about 8 minutes; drain.
Brown onion and ground beef over medium heat.
Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti.
Then all the Provolone cheese and sour cream.
Then 1/2 of the sauce mixture.
Then remaining ziti.
Then all the mozzarella cheese.
Then the remaining sauce mixture.
Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
Cover with tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!