This Easy Baked Ziti recipe combines a rich tomato and meat sauce with pasta and cheese in classic Americanized Italian comfort food style.

INGREDIENTS

– ziti – olive oil – onion – bacon – beef – marinara sauce – garlic powder – celery seed – tomatoes – cheese

It’s easy to make, is even better the second day, and kids of all ages love it!

Place a large pot of well-salted water on to boil. Cook the ziti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

1

While the ziti cooks, make the meat sauce. In a large skillet, add the olive oil, onion, and bacon.

2

Add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook until no pink color remains in the ground beef.

3

Add the marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic powder, celery seed, salt, and ground black pepper stirring well.

4

Remove the meat sauce from the heat and add the drained pasta and 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese.

5

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