• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 45 mins
  • Serves: 8

Heavy Baked Ziti

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 Ingredients List

  • 16 oz. ziti, cooked al dente
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente. Rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process
Over medium high heat, brown the beef until cooked through. Drain any excess fat
Remove beef and set aside. Saute onions and garlic until onions are soft, about 5 minutes
Add in beef, marinara sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, bouillon cubes, sugar and salt and pepper to taste
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine eggs, ricotta, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese
Add the pasta to the cheese mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined
Spoon 1/3 of the meat sauce into a 9×13 casserole dish
Top with half the pasta mixture
Repeat layers once more and finish with a final layer of meat sauce
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F
Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Broil at 450 degrees F for 3-5 minutes or until cheese has browned
Dish and serve hot

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