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Baked Ziti and Meatballs

Cheesy, beefy, saucy – delicious! Tonight’s recipe is Baked Ziti and Meatballs. This classic comfort food gets its Italian-inspired flavour from McCormick basil, oregano and crushed rosemary, all mixed with ground beef and served over ziti. Bake until golden brown. Devour by... Cheesy, beefy, saucy – delicious! Tonight’s recipe is Baked Ziti and Meatballs. This classic comfort food gets its Italian-inspired flavour from McCormick basil, oregano and crushed rosemary, all mixed with ground beef and served over ziti. Bake until golden brown. Devour by the forkful. Read More Read Less
15 min
PREP TIME
1h
COOK TIME
248
CALORIES
9
INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS 12 SERVINGS

  • 1/2 pound (250 gram) lean ground beef
  • 1 container (475 gram) ricotta cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon (7 miligram) Basil Leaves Sweet , divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon (7 miligram) Oregano Leaves , divided
  • 1 teaspoon (5 miligram) Organic Rosemary Crushed , divided
  • 250 grams ziti
  • 2 cans (398 mL each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups (500 miligram) water
  • 2 cups (500 miligram) shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°). Mix ground beef, 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the ricotta and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each of the basil, oregano and rosemary in medium bowl. Shape into 12 meatballs. Place in 13x9-inch (33x23 cm) baking dish sprayed with no stick cooking spray.
  • 2 Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Spread ziti evenly around meatballs.
  • 3 Mix sauce, water and remaining 1 tsp (5 mL) each basil and oregano, and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) rosemary in medium bowl. Pour evenly over pasta and meatballs. Dollop remaining ricotta over sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella.
  • 4 Bake for another 45 to 50 minutes or until pasta is tender and cheese is golden brown.

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