How to make simple baked ziti with mozzarella cheese

simple-baked-ziti-with-mozzarella-cheeseThis simple baked ziti with mozzarella cheese recipe is delicious and very hearty.This simple baked ziti is a great recipe that is customizable and also easy to make. You can use vegetarian crumbles to make it meat-free, and added a thawed/drained box of frozen spinach.

Ingredients of simple baked ziti with mozzarella cheese:

  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound ziti pasta
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream

How to make simple baked ziti with mozzarella cheese:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or about 175 degrees C). Lightly butter a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and ground turkey until onion is translucent and turkey is no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Add spaghetti sauce and carrot; simmer until heated through, about 15 minutes. Layer ingredients into prepared baking dish as follows: half the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, half the sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese, and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until cheeses are melted, about 30 minutes.
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