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No Boiling Baked Ziti


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 (24 oz) bottle pasta sauce
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 oz uncooked ziti pasta
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, brown ground beef with until fully cooked. Drain off any excess grease.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the pasta sauce, tomato sauce and water. Then mix in the beef, ricotta, parmesan, and uncooked ziti.
  4. Carefully pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 55 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes or so until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving. Serves 8.
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