An easy noodle bake recipe to delight your taste buds.

I’m a little bit of a pasta nut so when a recipe calls for flavorful garden sauce and noodles, I’m good to go. Boiling noodles and adding simple ingredients was enough to allow me to do this weeks cooking video, an easy Ziti Bake.

You really can’t go wrong with high quality ground meat and adding different seasoning. This is a uncomplicated  way to get the right base for any noodle bake. More is not always better when it comes to cooking.

This recipe is part of our ‘Easy Recipes for Two‘ video cooking series. Nick is showing you how tasty this easy Ziti bake is. This is another great beginner recipe!

Easy Ziti Bake Recipe

Easy Ziti Bake Recipe

Easy Ziti Bake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. of Ziti noodle
  • 1/2 lb. of ground beef
  • 1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. of finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. of Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. of finely chopped garlic
  • 1 small can of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees F or 190 degrees C.

Boil Ziti noodles as per the box instructions.

Brown ground meat in a large skillet.

Chop up the onion and garlic, add to the ground meat (drain grease).

Add mushrooms, spices and drained Ziti noodles.

Lightly grease a quiche dish or use a non-stick silicone pie dish and add the mixture from the bowl.

Top with the cheese.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese on top is golden brown.

This Ziti bake is golden brown

Watch our video on how to Make Easy Ziti Bake

video with step by step cooking instructions and tips about this dish.

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End result

Doesn’t our golden brown Ziti bake look mouthwatering? The ingredients listed here are for two people, so if you’re cooking for a family of four simply double the recipe. We served this meal with cheese bread that came pre-made from our local grocery store and a small side salad with our home made lemon vinaigrette.

This golden baked Ziti Bake was the bomb!

For a healthy alternative make your own Ziti bake with ground turkey and add a mixed green salad. I get hungry just looking at the pictures and love the fact that it’s so easy to make. This noodle bake definitely made it into our monthly dinner rotation. Maybe I will try it with ground turkey myself the next time.

Are you ready to make your own easy Ziti bake? Let us know what you think of this recipe by leaving us a comment below.

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