Baked Tex Mex Ziti

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"This dish my family really loves hope you do also"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (358.1 g)
  • Calories 787.3
  • Total Fat - 38.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 139.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1819.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 56.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.3 g
  • Sugars - 5.9 g
  • Protein - 55.3 g
  • Calcium - 1025.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 2

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and drain again; set aside in a large bowl.

Step 3

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef with onion until meat is thoroughly cooked. Mix in butter until melted and combined, then mix in garlic powder, salt and pepper, stir cooking another couple of minutes. Mix in pasta sauce, salsa.

Step 4

Mix in the ricotta cheese, and 1 cup shredded cheese; stir until well combined. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Spoon into the cooked pasta, then mix until well combined. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish.

Step 5

Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



My grandchildren loved this one! It's like lasagna but faster to make, and when you have hungry kids that come on the spur of the moment for lunch this is the one to turn to!

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(7 Jan 2018)