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Easy Baked Ziti With Ground Beef

Easy baked ziti with ground beef is a comfort food that you'll go back for again and again. This gorgeous, luscious pasta dish will knock your socks off! I could eat it everyday for the rest of my life.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian / American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Amira


  • 2 Tablespoons oil.
  • 1 small onion diced.
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1.5 lb ground beef.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom ground.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ground.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  • 1.5 teaspoon dried oregano.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 29 oz can tomato sauce.
  • 1 cup broth I’ve used chicken.
  • 1 16oz package ziti pasta, cooked and drained.
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese.


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in oil. Add beef and cook until no longer pink.
  • Drain the fat then return to stovetop.
  • Add seasonings and mix well.
  • Add tomato sauce and broth then stir to combine. Cook until bubbly and hot all through.
  • Stir about 1.5 cup of the meat sauce into the cooked pasta.
  • Put half of the pasta in the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish. To that with 1 cup of mozzarella and 1/2 cup of pares am cheese.
  • Add the remaining sauce then the rest of the pasta, cover and pop in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and put back in the oven for 10 more minutes or until cheese is melting or until it is golden brown if you would like it that way.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Baked Ziti With Ground Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.4g25%
Cholesterol 55.3mg18%
Sodium 775.6mg34%
Carbohydrates 34.5g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.5g | Fat: 16.4g | Cholesterol: 55.3mg | Sodium: 775.6mg