I love making this pasta casserole ahead for quick weeknight dinners. It’s such an easy freezer-friendly meal to take out, thaw and reheat whenever I’m feeling like an evening off from cooking
Cook the pasta slightly al dente following the package directions, and drain.
Brown the ground beef and onion in a large skillet, and then add in the marinara sauce. Stir and then take it off the heat while you add in the ziti.
Gently stir the pasta into the sauce. Be careful to not break up the noodles!
Pour one half of the ziti pasta and sauce into a prepared baking dish, topped with half of the ricotta cheese.
Repeat the layers with your remaining pasta and ricotta, and give it a light stir. Top your ziti casserole with a generous sprinkle of mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Lastly, cover it with foil and place it in the oven to bake until the cheese is hot and bubbling, then remove the foil to let the cheese bake to a perfect golden brown.
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