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Baked Ziti is a perennial favorite dish, a true comfort food, and people everywhere love it. I don’t often make it because it seems like a lot of work, so many steps, but when I came across a recipe for Ragú® No Boiling Beefy Baked Ziti, it seemed so easy (no boiling?) and delicious (love anything with cheese). I knew it would become part of my kitchen cooking arsenal, ready to knock out hunger when my three men sit at the dinner table asking “What’s for dinner?”
I created my own spin on the Ragú® Top Dish Recipe No Boiling Beefy Baked Ziti (yes, that does sound good!) with what I had in my pantry, because us parents appreciate easy, and Ragú® is helping us put delicious meals on the table without any extra work. Their recipes are designed to not have a zillion ingredients of steps, and to be easily substituted with other ingredients you have in your pantry already.
I used penne rigate for my pasta, and a shredded three cheese mix we know we love and always keep in stock. You can check out Ragú® recipes here to help with your meal planning each week.
And now, for my version of their easy and scrumptious No Boiling Beefy Baked Ziti:
No Boiling Three Cheese Beefy Baked Penne
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
2 cups water
12 ounces uncooked pasta (cut tube pasta of choice)
1 cup shredded three cheese combo (cheddar, monterey jack, and mozzarella cheese)
salt and pepper to taste
1.Preheat oven to 400° F. Meanwhile, brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Combine Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce and water in a bowl and stir in browned ground beef, uncooked penne, and seasonings. Pour penne mix into a medium sized baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 400º F for an hour.
3. Remove from oven, remove foil, and sprinkle with three cheese mix. Bake uncovered for an additional five minutes, then remove from heat and let stand at least ten minutes before serving. Enjoy!
And if you have little cooks, let them join in on the stirring, mixing, and eating…it’s a #Saucesome family time! Ragú® is celebrating the magic of everyday meal time, and our favorite, Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce has the authentic Italian taste families love. Visit www.RaguSweeps.com for a chance to win a variety of #Saucesome prizes.
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