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Easy Cheesy Baked Ziti

Easy Cheesy Baked Ziti


1 (16 oz.) box rigatoni pasta

1 ½ lbs. Cremer’s lean Ground Beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¾ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning (divided)

1 (26 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce

1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes

1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes

1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste

8 slices provolone cheese

8 slices mozzarella cheese

1 ½ cups sour cream

½ cup parmesan grated cheese 

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.  Add pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente.  Drain. 

In a large skillet or pot, crumble and brown ground beef, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.  Drain.  Add spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.  Stir well and simmer 15 minutes.  

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.  Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Add half the pasta to dish.  Top with a layer of provolone cheese, sour cream, ½ of the sauce mixture, remaining pasta, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture.  Top with grated parmesan cheese.  

Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese is melted. 



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